Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 41,858 Show data context 63,628 Show data context 22,686 Show data context
1930 49,104 Show data context 62,973 Show data context 27,050 Show data context
1931 51,144 Show data context 55,404 Show data context 28,517 Show data context
1940 59,954 Show data context 62,615 Show data context 35,672 Show data context
1950 77,501 Show data context 71,188 Show data context 50,103 Show data context
1960 63,374 Show data context 81,450 Show data context 67,055 Show data context
1961 62,827 Show data context 87,636 Show data context 59,775 Show data context
1970 48,135 Show data context 48,396 Show data context 50,358 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, Norfolk 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/10173024/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 20th September 2019