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 3,914 Show data context 2,353 Show data context
Over one year: Ewes for breeding 152,044 Show data context 92,238 Show data context
Over one year: Two-tooth (Shearling) Ewes 29,246 Show data context 22,384 Show data context
Over one year: Others 38,607 Show data context 29,203 Show data context
Under one year: Ram lambs intended for service 1,452 Show data context 1,650 Show data context
Under one year: Others 156,658 Show data context 106,806 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, Somerset AdmC 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/10073900/cube/AGCEN_SHEEP_1940

Date accessed: 15th September 2019