Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1900 287,014 Show data context 278,361 Show data context 193,011 Show data context
1901 280,899 Show data context 274,386 Show data context 187,793 Show data context
1910 282,460 Show data context 268,148 Show data context 189,709 Show data context
1920 287,453 Show data context 285,191 Show data context 155,995 Show data context
1930 337,133 Show data context 258,578 Show data context 189,039 Show data context
1931 344,421 Show data context 268,247 Show data context 207,219 Show data context
1940 367,577 Show data context 285,125 Show data context 190,851 Show data context
1950 467,674 Show data context 332,503 Show data context 211,041 Show data context
1960 408,951 Show data context 479,674 Show data context 279,350 Show data context
1961 423,951 Show data context 468,537 Show data context 278,677 Show data context
1970 421,916 Show data context 537,358 Show data context 390,665 Show data context
Date: Source:
1900 - 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, Wales Dep 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/10001055/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 27th June 2019