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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 TEN per cent lift in Scotland's yearly calving percentage would restore its 2009 suckled calf crop to 1999 levels - when its beef cow herd stood at a record high of 534,520 head.
The National Beef Association believes Scotland's slaughter cattle numbers can be substantially raised through improvements in breeding management, like improvements to calving percentages, herd health checks and the semen testing of herd bulls on a regular basis.
To put the importance of proper nutrition and health programs in perspective, consider that in a 10-cow herd, a 10-percent increase in calving percentage corresponds to an additional calf or, using last fall's prices, about $500.