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calve

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

calving

[ˈkɑːvɪŋ] nparto (di bovini)
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The most profitable farms delivered consistently higher margins and lower costs regardless of calving pattern, although there was some variation.
The most profitable farms delivered consistently higher margins and lower costs regardless of calving pattern, although there was some variation: | Top all-year-round calving herds made 12ppl more margin than the bottom 25% and costs were 10.5ppl lower.
To compensate for the lack of growth we fed the cows maize It was testing for the five of us on the farm to cope with such a condensed calving pattern in such poor weather.
Calving pattern and periparturient disorders in buffaloes of Gujrat in relaton to season and meteorological factors.
The most profitable farms delivered consistently higher margins and lower costs regardless of calving pattern, although there was some variation: Top all-year-round calving herds made 12 ppl more margin than the bottom 25 per cent and costs were 10.5 ppl lower Margin was 9.2 ppl higher and costs 9 ppl lower for the top autumn-calving herds compared with the bottom quartile The best spring-calvers delivered 10.9 ppl more margin and 8.4 ppl lower costs than poorer performing herds The main cost drivers for the difference in net margin between the top and bottom farms were herd replacements, feed and forage, power and machinery and unpaid labour.
The herd calving pattern has also freed up land for arable crops such as barley and oats which are incorporated in the bull finishing ration as well as providing straw at housing.
Hence, a retrospective study was planned to assess prevalence of peri-parturient reproductive disorders and determine seasonal calving pattern in buffaloes in Central India.
And they can do this without any change in their calving pattern and despite the scale of recent feed price rises.
Many changes had to be made to the business - bringing in more cows, changes in calving pattern, more emphasis on milk from forage and, crucially, cost control.