Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 51,725 Show data context 52,977 Show data context 19,230 Show data context
1930 62,120 Show data context 45,497 Show data context 23,998 Show data context
1931 65,498 Show data context 47,512 Show data context 29,329 Show data context
1940 78,506 Show data context 62,864 Show data context 34,523 Show data context
1950 90,587 Show data context 68,874 Show data context 44,513 Show data context
1960 85,367 Show data context 86,072 Show data context 50,667 Show data context
1961 86,029 Show data context 83,230 Show data context 45,980 Show data context
1970 91,030 Show data context 71,138 Show data context 57,696 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, Gloucestershire 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/10107362/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 19th September 2019