Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 22,484 Show data context 30,296 Show data context 10,009 Show data context
1930 27,593 Show data context 29,148 Show data context 12,686 Show data context
1931 29,682 Show data context 28,601 Show data context 16,335 Show data context
1940 38,670 Show data context 38,237 Show data context 20,404 Show data context
1950 42,453 Show data context 43,610 Show data context 26,560 Show data context
1960 33,389 Show data context 52,990 Show data context 29,950 Show data context
1961 33,149 Show data context 52,613 Show data context 28,011 Show data context
1970 32,488 Show data context 41,114 Show data context 32,777 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, Oxfordshire AdmC 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: 22nd May 2022