Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 29,750 Show data context 79,152 Show data context 13,636 Show data context
1930 35,030 Show data context 73,927 Show data context 16,223 Show data context
1931 38,032 Show data context 71,881 Show data context 19,397 Show data context
1940 43,829 Show data context 85,585 Show data context 23,818 Show data context
1950 45,895 Show data context 83,449 Show data context 31,368 Show data context
1960 31,244 Show data context 86,747 Show data context 31,567 Show data context
1961 31,389 Show data context 91,599 Show data context 30,419 Show data context
1970 27,915 Show data context 68,174 Show data context 30,283 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, Northamptonshire 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/10073881/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 18th September 2019