Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 51,165 Show data context 65,694 Show data context 46,952 Show data context
1930 94,023 Show data context 116,813 Show data context 21,581 Show data context
1931 109,549 Show data context 136,421 Show data context 33,647 Show data context
1940 120,761 Show data context 155,505 Show data context 34,798 Show data context
1950 56,987 Show data context 81,924 Show data context 25,078 Show data context
1960 112,635 Show data context 150,494 Show data context 22,085 Show data context
1961 116,414 Show data context 165,152 Show data context 21,812 Show data context
1970 76,409 Show data context 108,653 Show data context 22,691 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, Warwickshire 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: 21st July 2019