Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories 1901 1931 1961
Dairy Cows 7,821 Show data context 6,688 Show data context 3,107 Show data context
Beef Cattle 8,854 Show data context 6,683 Show data context 21,078 Show data context
Calves under 1 5,846 Show data context 5,419 Show data context 12,673 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Caithness ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th November 2017