Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1900 1,360,245 Show data context 1,197,597 Show data context 874,674 Show data context
1901 1,364,078 Show data context 1,217,963 Show data context 845,693 Show data context
1910 1,537,741 Show data context 1,333,248 Show data context 813,792 Show data context
1920 1,331,215 Show data context 1,184,498 Show data context 642,296 Show data context
1930 1,877,364 Show data context 1,657,269 Show data context 567,772 Show data context
1931 1,967,379 Show data context 1,765,684 Show data context 588,645 Show data context
1940 1,904,182 Show data context 1,838,040 Show data context 770,601 Show data context
1950 1,576,804 Show data context 1,551,308 Show data context 741,850 Show data context
1960 2,168,461 Show data context 2,210,239 Show data context 954,640 Show data context
1961 2,233,238 Show data context 2,360,640 Show data context 932,191 Show data context
1970 -2,987,603 Show data context 2,544,656 Show data context 6,435,265 Show data context
Date: Source:
1900 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, 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 identifies breeding ewes, lambs aged under one, and all other sheep. Dr. Chapman notes that the number of ewes measures the breeding stock while the number of lambs measures the productivity of that stock.

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

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

Date accessed: 15th June 2019