Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 98,837 Show data context 106,828 Show data context 48,480 Show data context
1930 147,178 Show data context 170,580 Show data context 46,845 Show data context
1931 158,702 Show data context 185,070 Show data context 55,120 Show data context
1940 162,831 Show data context 199,650 Show data context 56,803 Show data context
1950 113,569 Show data context 139,699 Show data context 59,216 Show data context
1960 174,356 Show data context 218,284 Show data context 64,204 Show data context
1961 178,534 Show data context 237,900 Show data context 62,262 Show data context
1970 166,728 Show data context 212,125 Show data context 63,763 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 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, Lancashire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd August 2019