Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 39,775 Show data context 52,531 Show data context 34,148 Show data context
1930 66,898 Show data context 86,806 Show data context 17,638 Show data context
1931 80,839 Show data context 105,159 Show data context 25,129 Show data context
1940 83,360 Show data context 107,833 Show data context 22,683 Show data context
1950 31,728 Show data context 45,410 Show data context 9,254 Show data context
1960 75,015 Show data context 99,469 Show data context 12,043 Show data context
1961 82,144 Show data context 111,492 Show data context 11,910 Show data context
1970 51,419 Show data context 70,555 Show data context 10,820 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, Staffordshire 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: 17th July 2019