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calving

[′kav·iŋ]
(geology)
The breaking off of a mass of ice from its parent glacier, iceberg, or ice shelf. Also known as ice calving.
(vertebrate zoology)
Giving birth to a calf.
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The findings of Yalcin (2000) were used to estimate the cost of delayed calving intervals, and the findings of Yalcin et al.
Table 3 shows the effect of sex of calf, parity of cow or season of calving on the age at first calving and calving interval of the Friesian x Sanga cows.
For herds with a 12 month calving interval, lactation length should be 300 d (for a 65 d dry period), so lactation length would be the calving interval less 65 d, meaning that 82% of the cows are milking at any one time with 100% calving rate.
Calving interval is affected by a number of factors, including herd health, nutrition, body condition score, sire choice and general management strategy.
The calving interval has increased by two days to 428 days.
Welsh industry data indicates the calving interval in suckler herds is over-extended," he said.
Buffaloes have long been considered as sluggish breeders because of their inherent long calving interval (450 to 500 days), service periods (170.
Elfyn plans to invest in a heat detection system, which will help reduce the herd's calving interval and improve milk yields for no extra feed cost.
Robert and Alison Clarke, who milk 200 water buffalo at Blaenwaun, near Whitland, won the dairy hygiene and calving interval sections of the herds competition.
During an open day at Y Gyrn, farmers heard there is a PS5 cost attached to every day a cow's calving interval extends beyond 365 days.