Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 9,592 Show data context 19,325 Show data context 7,179 Show data context
1930 9,768 Show data context 15,492 Show data context 7,241 Show data context
1931 10,129 Show data context 14,776 Show data context 7,541 Show data context
1940 7,796 Show data context 16,035 Show data context 7,039 Show data context
1950 8,083 Show data context 14,659 Show data context 7,017 Show data context
1960 1,709 Show data context 16,872 Show data context 6,926 Show data context
1961 1,611 Show data context 16,874 Show data context 6,610 Show data context
1970 619 Show data context 6,978 Show data context 4,037 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, Parts of Holland 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/10041806/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 03rd December 2021