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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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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 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.
The 80-day period from calving to conception is crucial to maintaining a tight annual calving pattern.