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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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A thick snow cover or ice layers, or both, may result in deterioration of reindeer condition, lowering the calving percentage and decreasing the body weight of calves (Lee et al.
001, df = 37) between the July temperature and calving percentage was found for the Hammastunturi reindeer-herding cooperative: the higher the July mean temperature, the lower the calving percentage (Fig.
Currently the national calving percentage, perhaps the most important production statistic in the Scottish beef industry, can only be guessed at," said Ms Haywood.
For example, both herd health and nutrition programs directly influence calving percentages.