The cost of a calf, which is the offspring of an adult cow, can vary depending on the breed. As of 2014, a Jersey bull calf, one month old, can be purchased for around $140. A Guernsey bull calf, 3 months of age, is about $150.
Popular exercises focusing on the calves include the single-leg calf raise, double-leg calf raise and the seated calf raise. According to WebMD, the key to toning and strengthening the calves is targeting the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles.
To do calf raises, stand on a step or an aerobic step platform with your heels hanging off the step. Raise up on your toes, then lower your heels below the platform to complete the stretch.
Either a baby bull or a baby cow is called a calf. If the baby bull is castrated prior to puberty, he is called a steer.
A cow carries a calf for nine months, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Females sexually mature at 15 months and are bred to optimally deliver their first calf at two years of age. After a brief two- to three-month interval, they are bred again.
Possible causes of calf pain, which sometimes becomes debilitating and leads to difficulty in walking or putting weight on the leg, include peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis, according to Healthgrades. Abnormal processes, such as blood circulation problems or infectious diseases, ar
To build calf muscles, these muscles must be targeted through simple exercises that can be done at home. All that is needed is a sturdy chair.
Common causes of calf pain include calf muscle strain, leg cramps, Achilles tendonitis and Baker's cysts, as stated by About.com. Blood clots can also cause calf pain.
To lose calf fat, adjust your diet, do cardiovascular exercise and complete calf-toning workouts. While losing weight solely in your calves is not possible, you can take steps to slim and tone your entire body, and this includes your calves.
The average weight of a calf at birth is 63.6 pounds for females. Male calves weigh about 5 percent more at birth. The size of the heifer, temperature and maternal nutrition all influence a calf's birth weight.