Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 47,376 Show data context 21,784 Show data context 10,665 Show data context
1930 56,919 Show data context 19,748 Show data context 12,464 Show data context
1931 58,945 Show data context 19,337 Show data context 15,149 Show data context
1940 72,289 Show data context 27,365 Show data context 18,191 Show data context
1950 82,949 Show data context 40,408 Show data context 30,704 Show data context
1960 85,211 Show data context 56,181 Show data context 41,661 Show data context
1961 86,454 Show data context 55,399 Show data context 36,573 Show data context
1970 80,601 Show data context 53,702 Show data context 50,731 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, Hampshire 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/10134870/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 03rd August 2021