Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 82,238 Show data context 79,677 Show data context 30,310 Show data context
1930 100,288 Show data context 75,988 Show data context 43,634 Show data context
1931 103,387 Show data context 75,412 Show data context 48,794 Show data context
1940 116,180 Show data context 83,596 Show data context 49,765 Show data context
1950 138,531 Show data context 88,311 Show data context 61,674 Show data context
1960 124,698 Show data context 117,469 Show data context 78,790 Show data context
1961 128,902 Show data context 119,073 Show data context 77,789 Show data context
1970 123,109 Show data context 106,622 Show data context 93,445 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, Shropshire 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/10173036/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 19th October 2019