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Agricultural Statistics in 1908

Agricultural Statistics  in 1908 for the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Glamorgan

The following tables show the acreage under each kind of crop, and the number of horses, cattle, sheep and pigs as taken from the Agricultural Returns, 1908.

 

Cardiganshire

 

Crops Acres
   
Wheat   4,950
Barley or bere 14,193
Oats 26,382
Peas 193
Potatoes 5,245
Turnips & swedes 4,706
Mangold 1,760
Rape 378
Clover, sainfoin & grasses

 

For hay----20,072 a

Not for hay---18,330 a

Permanent pasture

 

For hay---40,444 a

Not for hay---126,454 a

Mountain & heath land used for grazing 144,963
Coppice 674
Plantations 501
Other woods 15,166

 

 

Live Stock                                             Number  
   
Horses for agriculture and brood mares 10,766
Unbroken horses, one year and above 5,129
Unbroken horses, under one year 2,992
Cows & heifers; in milk 22,102
Cows & heifers; in calf, but not in milk 4,007
Other cattle; two years and above 4,744
Other cattle; one year and under two 17,726
Other cattle; under one year 19,931
Ewes kept for breeding 124,393
Other sheep, one year & above 52,326
Other sheep, under one year 100,879
Sows kept for breeding 3,516
Other pigs 19,090

 

 

Agricultural holdings;---
  • Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres----------------1,091
  • Above 5 and not exceeding 50 acres---------------3,435
  • Above 50 and not exceeding 300 acres------------1,829
  • Above 300 acres----------------------------------------11
  • Total (holdings)-------------------------------------6,366
  • Total acreage of the county----------------------440,630
  • Rateable value in 1909-------------------------£269,904

 

Carmarthenshire

Crops Acres
   
Wheat 6,152
Barley or bere 11,711
Oats 24,311
Potatoes 3,224
Turnips & swedes 4,073
Mangold 1,128
Rape 314
Clover, sainfoin and grasses;

 

For hay---16,770 a

Not for hay---10,599 a

Permanent pastures;

 

For hay---88,375 a

Not for hay---273,407 a

Mountain & heath land used for grazing 66,163
Apples 142
Bare fallow 842
Other crops 280
Coppice 5,141
Plantations 1,978
Other woods 16,817

 

 

Live Stock Numbers
   
Horses for agriculture and brood mares 14,684
Unbroken horses, one year and above 6,080
Unbroken horses, under one year 4,013
Cows & heifers; in milk 45,732
Cows & heifers; in calf but not in milk 5,777
Other cattle, two years and above 9,186
Other cattle, one year and under two 26,935
Other cattle, under one year 30,017
Ewes kept for breeding 133,568
Other sheep, one year and above 26,451
Other sheep, under one year 128,188
Sows kept for breeding 6,583
Other pigs 31,592

 

 

Agricultural holdings;---
  • Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres----------------1,022
  • Above 5 and not exceeding 50 acres---------------4,556
  • Above 50 and not exceeding 300 acres------------3,171
  • Above 300 acres----------------------------------------27
  • Total (holdings)-------------------------------------8,776
  • Total acreage of the county----------------------587,816
  • Rateable value in 1909-------------------------£632,132

 

 

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Pembrokeshire

Crops Acres
   
Wheat 2,068
Barley or bere 16,174
Oats 26,695
Other corn crops 219
Potatoes 2,257
Turnips & swedes 5,705
Mangold 1,628
Rape 2,367
Other crops 230
Clover, sainfoin and grasses;

 

For hay---19,498 a

Not for hay---18,037 a

Permanent pastures;

 

For hay---50,048 a

Not for hay---163,339 a

Mountain & heath land used for grazing 128.865
Bare fallow 548
Coppice 1,244
Plantations 374
Other woods 8,487

 

 

Live Stock Numbers
   
Horses for agriculture and brood mares 10,400
Unbroken horses, one year and above 4,315
Unbroken horses, under one year 2,465
Cows & heifers; in milk 28,283
Cows & heifers; in calf but not in milk 4,729
Other cattle, two years and above 10,582
Other cattle, one year and under two 23,433
Other cattle, under one year 25,359
Ewes kept for breeding 71,061
Other sheep, one year and above 9,076
Other sheep, under one year 77,836
Sows kept for breeding 5,206
Other pigs 26,467

 

 

Agricultural holdings;---
  • Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres------------------862
  • Above 5 and not exceeding 50 acres---------------3,254
  • Above 50 and not exceeding 300 acres------------1,791
  • Above 300 acres----------------------------------------74
  • Total (holdings)-------------------------------------5,981
  • Total acreage of the county----------------------395,151
  • Rateable value in 1909-------------------------£422,474

 

 

Glamorgan

Crops Acres
   
Wheat 3,358
Barley or bere 5,705
Oats 10,400
Potatoes 1,575
Other corn crops 169
Turnips & swedes 6,170
Mangold 1,306
Cabbage 251
Vetches or tares 176
Lucerne 243
Clover, sainfoin and grasses;

 

For hay---14,706 a

Not for hay---7,247 a

Permanent pastures;

 

For hay---74,561 a

Not for hay---140,843 a

Mountain & heath land used for grazing 128,865
Other crops 306
Bare fallow 806
Coppice 4,196
Plantations 2,476
Other woods 19,049

 

 

Live Stock Numbers
   
Horses for agriculture and brood mares 10,733
Unbroken horses, one year and above 4,495
Unbroken horses, under one year 1,915
Cows & heifers; in milk 21,873
Cows & heifers; in calf but not in milk 4,185
Other cattle, two years and above 10,071
Other cattle, one year and under two 10,610
Other cattle, under one year 11,601
Ewes kept for breeding 152,896
Other sheep, one year and above 65,717
Other sheep, under one year 129,300
Sows kept for breeding 3,255
Other pigs 13,962

 

 

Agricultural holdings;---
  • Above 1 and not exceeding 5 acres----------------1,026
  • Above 5 and not exceeding 50 acres---------------2,855
  • Above 50 and not exceeding 300 acres------------1,719
  • Above 300 acres----------------------------------------46
  • Total (holdings)-------------------------------------5,646
  • Total acreage of the county----------------------518,863
  • Rateable value in 1909-----------------------£4,953,381

 

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(Gareth Hicks  18 April 2002)