Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Dairy Cows Beef Cattle Calves under 1
1920 126,436 Show data context 70,668 Show data context 27,179 Show data context
1930 134,986 Show data context 62,660 Show data context 34,417 Show data context
1931 138,273 Show data context 64,929 Show data context 39,991 Show data context
1940 159,335 Show data context 76,077 Show data context 44,385 Show data context
1950 180,283 Show data context 97,626 Show data context 59,767 Show data context
1960 194,599 Show data context 119,660 Show data context 67,314 Show data context
1961 199,489 Show data context 113,436 Show data context 62,179 Show data context
1970 216,155 Show data context 115,526 Show data context 91,827 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, Somerset 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/10073900/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 18th September 2019