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 4,894 Show data context 3,560 Show data context
Over one year: Ewes for breeding 162,831 Show data context 113,569 Show data context
Over one year: Two-tooth (Shearling) Ewes 29,550 Show data context 27,239 Show data context
Over one year: Others 22,359 Show data context 28,417 Show data context
Under one year: Ram lambs intended for service 1,438 Show data context 1,380 Show data context
Under one year: Others 198,212 Show data context 138,319 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, Lancashire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019