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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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Effects of age and calving season on lactation curves of milk production traits in Italian water buffaloes.
The aim of this study was to identify a nonlinear regression model that best describes the milk production curves and percentages of fat and protein, and to apply the statistical identity model, equality of parameter test, and principal component analysis in order to determine calving seasons and age classes at calving, which result in higher milk yield, fat and protein content in the milk of Holstein breed cows raised in Rio Grande do Sul.
We categorized caribou as Beverly (B), Ahiak (A), or dead (D) between two calving seasons to accommodate the fact that most caribou died on ranges away from the calving grounds.
Movements of female elk during calving season in northwest Montana.
As the year progresses, we start with Christmas decoration swallowing and salt irritation in icy conditions, through Spring lambing and tick parasite problems, to summer time fleas and skin allergies, then finishing the year with stress from fireworks and the Autumn calving season.
Heifers that conceive in their first calving season and then produce a calf every year thereafter are most profitable.
Last year, 51 landowners and nearly 500 hunters registered for the program, which runs through winter and early spring during the calving season when coyote predation is highest North Dakota is experiencing an increase in coyote numbers thanks in part to a decline in mange.
We monitored adult moose from the air every third to fourth week outside the calving season and females from the ground about every third day during the calving season (late May-late June).
Highlights of the tour include a picnic lunch on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti during the wildebeest calving season, a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls and a candlelight alfresco dinner party with entertainment in the Namibian dunes.
The influence of the parity and years on the 305-days milk and milk fat yields were significant (P less than 0.01); while calving season significantly (P less than 0.05) affected 305-days milk yield.
Preventing calf scours is always a year around effort and not a set of activities centred on calving season. Management efforts should begin well in advance to its birth, when the calf is in foetus stage itself through proper management of feeding of the dam (Mulligan et al., 2006).
The first time my parents left my brother, sister and I, barely teenagers, alone in charge of our farm during calving season I learned that independence is not something you ask for, or negotiate, or demand, it is something you do.