Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 66,817 Show data context 86,232 Show data context 75,138 Show data context
1930 113,341 Show data context 141,277 Show data context 48,884 Show data context
1931 125,446 Show data context 164,813 Show data context 76,489 Show data context
1940 139,080 Show data context 185,377 Show data context 65,490 Show data context
1950 80,901 Show data context 116,786 Show data context 55,104 Show data context
1960 143,750 Show data context 200,838 Show data context 36,761 Show data context
1961 147,157 Show data context 216,608 Show data context 37,033 Show data context
1970 105,474 Show data context 162,495 Show data context 39,349 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, Northamptonshire 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 October 2019