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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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In the case of the three-class system for the calving records of heifers, an RMSE for LN was 0.4296.
The monthwise calving recorded in buffaloes has been depicted in Fig.1.
Calving records of 13 Murrah buffaloes collected from 1970-80 were analyzed and reported that the average service period was 163.6 days.