Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 30,962 Show data context 35,683 Show data context 10,701 Show data context
1930 35,124 Show data context 32,842 Show data context 12,466 Show data context
1931 38,288 Show data context 31,815 Show data context 15,322 Show data context
1940 45,523 Show data context 41,792 Show data context 20,554 Show data context
1950 46,872 Show data context 46,724 Show data context 25,736 Show data context
1960 37,105 Show data context 58,855 Show data context 34,073 Show data context
1961 38,351 Show data context 59,555 Show data context 30,076 Show data context
1970 37,626 Show data context 48,783 Show data context 33,728 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, Buckinghamshire 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/10054825/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 19th November 2019