The Cattle Book describes the size, distribution and other relevant characteristics of the cattle population as of 1 June 2008.
The publication supports the interpretation of veterinary surveillance data, the design and management of disease control activities and presents statistics and analyses of interest to a wide range of stakeholders.
Data shown in this publication refers to Great Britain (GB) (England, Scotland and Wales) unless otherwise stated and relates to the position as of 1 June 2008, except when a time series is shown. The data covers all premises that have registered their cattle with British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS). Official Scottish cattle figures are collected through the June Survey rather than RADAR.