Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 42,096 Show data context 58,242 Show data context 15,941 Show data context
1930 46,457 Show data context 48,519 Show data context 16,907 Show data context
1931 49,939 Show data context 47,250 Show data context 22,062 Show data context
1940 61,741 Show data context 59,693 Show data context 26,875 Show data context
1950 65,338 Show data context 58,419 Show data context 34,507 Show data context
1960 51,064 Show data context 65,065 Show data context 36,133 Show data context
1961 52,345 Show data context 66,123 Show data context 35,255 Show data context
1970 49,267 Show data context 54,860 Show data context 40,742 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, Warwickshire 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/10210379/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 21st July 2019