Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories 1901 1931 1961
Dairy Cows 11,680 Show data context 14,071 Show data context 24,610 Show data context
Beef Cattle 32,508 Show data context 23,388 Show data context 38,618 Show data context
Calves under 1 7,164 Show data context 8,680 Show data context 19,076 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Fife ScoCnty 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/10190666/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 20th July 2019