Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1940-50 1940 1950
Over one year: Rams for service 57,946 Show data context 44,445 Show data context
Over one year: Ewes for breeding 1,904,182 Show data context 1,576,804 Show data context
Over one year: Two-tooth (Shearling) Ewes 436,799 Show data context 452,141 Show data context
Over one year: Others 275,856 Show data context 245,264 Show data context
Under one year: Ram lambs intended for service 29,327 Show data context 24,859 Show data context
Under one year: Others 1,808,713 Show data context 1,526,449 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1950 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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Between 1940 and 1950, the Agricultural Census divided sheep into these six categories.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001055/cube/AGCEN_SHEEP_1940

Date accessed: 20th June 2019