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calf

1
1. the young of cattle, esp domestic cattle
2. the young of certain other mammals, such as the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and whale
3. a large piece of floating ice detached from an iceberg, etc.

calf

2
the thick fleshy part of the back of the leg between the ankle and the knee

calf

[kaf]
(oceanography)
(vertebrate zoology)
The young of the domestic cow, elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, moose, whale, and others.
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Heifer in Calf - 1 1 T Lochhead and Sons, Beyond The Burn, Mouswald; 2 David and Jane McCormick, Port Road, Haugh of Urr.
The spokesperson said the firemen used rope to haul the calf out during the operation that lasted about 10 minutes.
When mama and baby are on their feet and the calf has nursed, congratulate yourself and go have a cup of coffee!
A dehydrated calf won't benefit from those; he mainly needs fluid and electrolytes.
Cow with female calf (48) sold to PS2,750 for a Limousin cross with a Charolais cross calf also from Smallburn Farms.
Table III.- Influence of various factors on the weight of the calf at the age of 6 months, daily increases between birth and 6 months, between 1 month and 6 months and the time of doubling the body weight (xA- +-SD).
After weaning the calf from milk, continue providing the green fodder or good quality pasture where available.
Visitors got a surprise last week when they witnessed the birth of the endangered Rothschild's calf.
Leonel Leal, a researcher in calf nutrition for Nutreco Research who tours the world giving tips on best practice, told the group of farmers that the first milk, colostrum, was "liquid gold" for calves and gives them the best possible start in life, which pays off later.
It was the first cow and calf into the ring that set the trade alight, a great black Limousin cross bred 2009 born cow with a very shapely April born steer calf at foot and scanned back in-calf again to the noted 'Heathmount' Limousin stock bull.
The female calf was born Friday afternoon -- weighing 139 pounds (63 kilograms) and standing 5 feet, 10 inches (1.78 meters) tall.