Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 103,146 Show data context 124,990 Show data context 57,898 Show data context
1930 123,828 Show data context 114,246 Show data context 73,633 Show data context
1931 127,130 Show data context 118,453 Show data context 77,620 Show data context
1940 138,448 Show data context 135,618 Show data context 83,543 Show data context
1950 172,768 Show data context 161,319 Show data context 98,342 Show data context
1960 166,088 Show data context 212,562 Show data context 115,085 Show data context
1961 175,194 Show data context 204,925 Show data context 109,277 Show data context
1970 221,774 Show data context 214,393 Show data context 163,447 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, Devon 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/10152896/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 13th August 2022