calving

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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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Philipsson (1976) demonstrated a correlation between difficult calving and higher GL values in Swedish Friesian heifers.
Anyway, I could not get to him last week (he was away dealing with a difficult calving on a main frame) so I rang the technical helpline of the supplier.
49 million Holsteins, they subsequently cut this dataset down to eliminate lactations which began with difficult calvings, and even among this easy calving group, there was a positive effect on milk production of a female calf.