Most of the losses are calves, though.
The plot of ground which can support a single cow (or 2 heifers, 3 calves or sheep, 4 pigs or 8 goats) is called a Kuhstoss (of which there are 270,389 in Switzerland), and it is in these terms that the productiveness of the alp is reckoned.
Occasionally two calves are produced at a birth, although the normal number is one.
Grass had already begun to grow on the garden paths, and horses and calves were straying in the English park.
Calves constitute about one-twelfth of the total number of cattle.
She stumbled through the deep sand until her calves ached and her breathing was hard.
The Great Pyrenees dog had adopted the buffalo calves shortly after they were born.
Some of these small settlers owned no cattle, and subsisted by stealing calves and unbranded cattle (mavericks) belonging to the range cattlemen.
Alex finally roped one of the calves and started back to the shed.
The horizontal lines are parallels, depending upon the altitude of the pole star, the Calves of the Little Bear and the Barrow of the Great Bear above the horizon.
This belief seems to be especially prevalent amongst breeders of cattle; but how, for example, a long-horned Highland bull, used for crossing with black hornless Galloway cows, could subsequently get Galloway-like calves out of pure Highland heifers it is impossible to imagine.
Princess had her new foal, the buffalo had her calves, and even the Longhorns had a baby.
The hunting-boot (EVbpoµis) was laced up the front, and reached to the calves; the K60opvos (cothurnus) was a high boot reaching to the middle of the leg, and as worn by tragic actors had high soles.
I intend the price of them, bound in calves' leather, and lettered, to be 9 shillings here.
To counteract the influence of Jerusalem he established golden calves at Dan and Bethel, an act which to later ages was as gross a piece of wickedness as his rebellion against the legitimate dynasty of Judah.
The air is filled with the bleating of calves and sheep, and the hustling of oxen, as if a pastoral valley were going by.
Bones of bulls and male calves, especially crania, were collected and formed into huge ox-like mummies.
Now all they needed to do was find the Buffalo cow and her calves and drive them through.
Its habits much resemble those of the rest of the group to which it belongs; and, like the leopard, when it happens to come within reach of an abundant and easy prey, as the sheep or calves of an outlying farming station, it kills far more than it can eat, either for the sake of the blood only or to gratify its propensity for destruction.
Aurochs' calves were in all probability captured by the early inhabitants of Britain and the continent and tamed; and from these, with perhaps an occasional blending of wild blood, are descended most European breeds of cattle.
Besides the chickens, we have several other additions to the family--two calves, a colt, and a penful of funny little pigs.
Brutus followed, and the two calves tagged along awkwardly behind him.
Stories of tailless kittens, puppies and calves, born from parents one of whom had been thus injured, are abundant, but they have hitherto entirely failed to stand before examination.
As soon as they begin to require other food than her milk, she kills for them, teaching them to do so for themselves by practising on small animals, such as deer and young calves or pigs.
Here and there, calves frolicked with each other, kicking their heels in the air and bellowing their delight at the balmy weather.
Calves suckle with their mouths and not with their trunks.
Their colour is black, their skull decidedly round, their hair thick and frizzly, their legs thin and almost without calves, and their toes so prehensile that they can use them nearly as well as their fingers.
Carmen stood in the stirrups and studied the two calves? both females.
The Jews were as well able as their neighbours to fashion golden calves, snakes and the minor idols called teraphim, when their legislator, in the words we have just cited, forbade the ancillary use of all plastic and pictorial art for religious purposes.
It is further significant that, in the Chillingham herd, dark-coloured calves, which are weeded out, make their appearance from time to time.
The industry gravitated to New Zealand, and finally died out, chiefly through the wasteful practice of killing the calves to secure the capture of the mothers.
One very important fact recorded by Dr Gadow is that calves and lambs shed their horns at an early age.
It preys upon the smaller animals and inflicts much loss upon stock farmers through the destruction of calves, lambs, &c., but it very rarely ventures to attack man or any of the larger animals.
1827-1830); (iv.) the term " cheptel " is also improperly applied to a contract by which cattle are given to be housed and fed - here the lessor retains the ownership, but has only the profit of the calves (Art.
It is also found in the thymus gland of calves and in the spleen of cattle.
"New puppies," "new calves" and "new babies" keep Helen's interest in the why and wherefore of things at white heat.
The censuses from 1860 to 1900 showed a far greater number of neat cattle on farms and ranges in Texas than in any other state or Territory; in 1900 the number was 7, 2 79,935 (excluding spring calves); and in 1910 there were 8,308,000 neat cattle including 1,137,000 milch cows.
The pain in the stomach is persistent, and cramps in the calves of the legs add to the torture.
2 -5) and the author of Kings, seem to mark out the Molech or Baal as a false god, distinct from Yahweh, is precisely parallel to the way in which Hosea speaks of the golden calves or Baalim.
Thus the buildings forming the residence of a well-to-do farmer of the bo-aire class as described in the Laws, consisted of a living-house in which he slept and took his meals, a cookinghouse, a kiln for drying corn, a barn, a byre for calves, a sheepfold and a pigsty.