Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 17,366 Show data context 16,873 Show data context 6,906 Show data context
1930 21,309 Show data context 14,778 Show data context 6,762 Show data context
1931 21,974 Show data context 15,140 Show data context 7,539 Show data context
1940 26,973 Show data context 19,440 Show data context 10,038 Show data context
1950 27,967 Show data context 22,481 Show data context 12,930 Show data context
1960 21,857 Show data context 27,085 Show data context 16,130 Show data context
1961 22,416 Show data context 26,269 Show data context 15,237 Show data context
1970 20,227 Show data context 20,094 Show data context 16,928 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This set of three generalised categories was suggested by Dr. John Chapman (University of Portsmouth) and creates a broad distinction between dairy and beef cattle, plus calves aged under one. Data from 1900 onwards have been re-classified in this way.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001158/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 22nd October 2019