Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories 1901 1931 1961
Dairy Cows 433,981 Show data context 454,087 Show data context 630,539 Show data context
Beef Cattle 557,550 Show data context 505,142 Show data context 910,887 Show data context
Calves under 1 237,750 Show data context 249,618 Show data context 503,133 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Scotland 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/10107260/cube/AGCEN_CATTLE_GEN

Date accessed: 22nd May 2019