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 (kăv, käv)
v. calved, calv·ing, calves
1. To give birth to a calf.
2. To break at an edge, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
1. To give birth to (a calf).
2. To set loose (a mass of ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.

[Middle English calven, from Old English *calfian, from calf, calf.]
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Noun1.calving - giving birth to a calf
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth


[ˈkɑːvɪŋ] nparto (di bovini)
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Age (AFC) and weight at first calving (WFC) were analyzed with a simple model that included sire within breed group (SIRE) as a random effect, and breed group (BG), calving year (CY) and calving season (CS) as fixed effects.
Calving ease (CE), also termed as dystocia, is a complex reproductive trait of economic importance in the dairy industry [1], especially in primiparous cows, that directly influences the profitability of herds and animal welfare [2].
WELSH beef farmers are missing out by as much as PS4,000-a-year just by failing to follow the most efficient calving cycle for their herd.
BEEF farmers in Wales are missing out by as much as PS4,000 a year by failing to follow the most efficient calving cycle for their herd, according to Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
One of the most conspicuous characteristics of barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarcmdus groenlandicus) is that they return each year to traditional calving grounds (Kelsall, 1968; Skoog, 1968; Bergerud et al.
However, calves with greater weight gain in the initial phase were earlier in puberty, reducing the age at first calving and increasing productivity per day of animal life, when compared with animals that had lower performance on the initial phase (Soberon et al.
This infection may occur soon after the birth and may also result in omphalitis omphalophlebitis omphaloarteritis or urachitis of the urachus (Ganga that become source of navel infection include when an umbilical cord is cut at a level very close to abdominal wall of calf poor navel hygiene practices and unfavorable environmental conditions such as parturition of cow in unhygienic calving pens inadequate colostrum feeding within six hours after calving or having the umbilical stump sucked on by other calves if newborn calf is mixed with other calves after calving (Smith 2003).
Abu Dhabi: Eco officials are monitoring the calving of dolphins in Abu Dhabi waters for the first time as part of new efforts to protect native stocks of the water mammals, say officials.
Their focus was on cattle with superior Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for calving ease and milk, combined with good 200- and 400-Day Weight EBVs.
Parameters studied included calf birth weight, calf weaning weight at 7 months adjusted to 210 days, pre-weaning average daily gain (growth rate from birth to 7 months), weight of calf at 12 months adjusted to 365 days, weight of calf at 18 months adjusted 540 days, post-weaning average daily gain of calf (growth rate from 7 to 12 months), and age at first calving and calving interval of cow.
Preventing calf scours is always a year around effort and not a set of activities centred on calving season.
Farmers plan for each cow to have a calf once each year so farmers try to get their cows back in calf within 65 days of their calving date.