Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 99,546 Show data context 99,913 Show data context 89,278 Show data context
1930 144,956 Show data context 143,193 Show data context 70,395 Show data context
1931 160,240 Show data context 154,040 Show data context 78,588 Show data context
1940 152,044 Show data context 158,110 Show data context 71,767 Show data context
1950 92,238 Show data context 108,456 Show data context 53,940 Show data context
1960 163,223 Show data context 176,078 Show data context 58,854 Show data context
1961 160,817 Show data context 179,266 Show data context 51,612 Show data context
1970 144,750 Show data context 169,714 Show data context 50,171 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, Somerset 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: 23rd September 2019