New Word of the Day – Calf

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Do you know the definition for the New Word of the Day, which is “Calf”?

Pronounced: {kaf}

A young bovine animal, especially a domestic cow or bull in its first year. As a baby, it is called a calf.

A calf will weigh approximately 60 to 100 pounds at birth. Within an hour of birth, the calf can stand, walk and nurse. The first milk produced by the cow is called colostrum and contains vital nutrients and antibodies for the calf. It is best for a calf to be kept with its mother for at least 48 hours to ensure it receives adequate colostrum.

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