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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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Calving index = 380 Pregnancy rate (average) = 27 When it comes to the benefits of the technology, David says the improvements in fertility are what he's noticed the most in the past five years.
Average SCC in the Holstein has broken the 200,000cells/ ml barrier and calving index has gone up to 424 days.
Feed costs per litre are lower than before, fertility is better as our calving index has dropped,' says Edward.
Nikki Hopkins, of Hafren Vets, will discuss fertility on suckler units and steps that can be taken to reduce the herd calving index.