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Cattle calf
Cattle calf

A calf (plural calves) is the young of a certain species of mammal. The term is mainly used for the young of cattle. Youngs of dolphins, whales, giraffes, bison, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, yaks and elephants also are called calves. The calf or gastrosoleus is a pair of muscles—the gastrocnemius and soleus—at the back of the lower human leg. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 385 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (411 × 640 pixel, file size: 67 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 385 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (411 × 640 pixel, file size: 67 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in female mammary glands and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Genera See article below. ... This article is about the animal. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... Species †B. antiquus B. bison B. bonasus †B. latifrons † †B. priscus Herd of bison grazing in Elk Island National Park, Alberta, Canada. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758[2] Range map[1] The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), from the Greek ‘ιπποπόταμος (hippopotamos, hippos meaning horse and potamos meaning river), often shortened to hippo, is a large, mostly plant-eating African mammal, one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other being the Pygmy... Black Rhino from Howletts Wild Animal Park For other uses, see Rhinoceros (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1766 Subspecies Bos grunniens grunniens Bos grunniens mutus The yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired humped domestic bovine found in Tibet and throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, as well as in Mongolia. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea...


A cattle calf is the offspring of a cow and a bull. A calf that has lost its mother is referred to as a dogie. Calf meat is called veal; fine calf skin used for pages in early codexes is called pergamon. The fourth compartment of the stomach of slaughtered milk-fed calves is the source of rennet. Calves feed from their mother's udder for a few weeks before eating solid food. For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Veal is the meat of young calves (usually male) appreciated for its delicate taste and tender texture. ... A page is one side of a leaf of paper. ... First page of the Codex Argenteus A codex (Latin for block of wood, book; plural codices) is a handwritten book, in general, one produced from Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages. ... Acropolis of Pergamon as seen from above Temple of Trajan at the Acropolis of Pergamon The Asklepeion of Pergamon was the worlds first hospital Pergamon or Pergamum (Greek: Πέργαμος, modern day Bergama in Turkey, ) was an ancient Greek city, in Mysia, north-western Anatolia, 16 miles from the Aegean Sea... Rennet (IPA pronunciation: ) is a natural complex of enzymes produced in any mammalian stomach to digest the mothers milk. ... A cow udder with 4 teats An udder is the mammary organ of cattle and some other mammals, including goats and sheep. ...


Calf leather is particularly valuable because of its softness, and fine grain. It is commonly used for the construction of high-end/high-quality shoes.


The birth of a calf is calving. The term calving is also applied in geology to the breaking off of a mass of ice from its parent glacier, iceberg, or ice shelf.

A suckling calf with its mother
A suckling calf with its mother
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  • Calving on Ropin' the Web, Agriculture and Food, Government of Alberta, Canada

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Calf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (152 words)
A Calf (plural calves) is the young of an animal.
A cattle calf is the offspring of a cow and a bull.
Calf meat is called veal; fine calf skin used for pages in early codexes is called pergamon.
WHFoods: Calf's liver (3224 words)
Calf's liver is less likely to have the accumulations of toxins such as pesticides, hormones and antibiotics found in the liver of older animals.
Calf's liver is an exceptionally nutrient-dense food as it is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin A, copper, folate, riboflavin, and selenium; a very good source of zinc, vitamin C, protein, niacin, and phsophorus; and a good source of vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and iron.
Calf's liver is also a very good source of zinc, which along with vitamin A, another nutrient for which calf's liver is an excellent source, is essential for the health of epithelial tissues, including the endothelium--the lining of the blood vessels.
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