Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 77,225 Show data context 46,763 Show data context 18,163 Show data context
1930 83,481 Show data context 40,705 Show data context 22,167 Show data context
1931 86,215 Show data context 39,788 Show data context 24,395 Show data context
1940 98,616 Show data context 50,306 Show data context 27,097 Show data context
1950 108,496 Show data context 50,149 Show data context 35,414 Show data context
1960 87,562 Show data context 58,250 Show data context 37,695 Show data context
1961 92,634 Show data context 62,379 Show data context 41,295 Show data context
1970 94,624 Show data context 67,300 Show data context 53,270 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, Derbyshire 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/10061428/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 17th June 2021