Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1901 1931 1961
Breeding Ewes 2,952,345 Show data context 3,414,990 Show data context 4,448,828 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 2,774,343 Show data context 3,339,079 Show data context 3,920,569 Show data context
All Other Sheep 1,674,721 Show data context 1,076,718 Show data context 358,082 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Scotland 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/10107260/cube/AGCEN_SHEEP_GEN

Date accessed: 21st May 2019