Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 128,840 Show data context 59,515 Show data context 26,229 Show data context
1930 138,817 Show data context 51,642 Show data context 29,403 Show data context
1931 145,865 Show data context 52,437 Show data context 32,825 Show data context
1940 173,133 Show data context 68,976 Show data context 38,668 Show data context
1950 171,845 Show data context 67,336 Show data context 47,763 Show data context
1960 151,108 Show data context 92,956 Show data context 65,380 Show data context
1961 156,526 Show data context 99,431 Show data context 65,836 Show data context
1970 158,377 Show data context 93,006 Show data context 78,137 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, Lancashire 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/10041831/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 23rd August 2019