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Cattle Numbers Contract in UK

26 September 2012

UK - The total number of cattle and calves in England saw a small decrease of 0.8 per cent between 2011 and 2012 to just under 5.4 million.

Both the beef and dairy herds saw a decrease in 2012 falling by 2.2 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.

However beef and dairy calves aged less than one year both increased, which could alter future herd numbers.

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