Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 4,820 Show data context 5,332 Show data context 8,698 Show data context
1930 4,864 Show data context 6,002 Show data context 6,949 Show data context
1931 6,045 Show data context 7,006 Show data context 8,535 Show data context
1940 2,954 Show data context 3,752 Show data context 3,545 Show data context
1950 596 Show data context 852 Show data context 2,513 Show data context
1960 5,809 Show data context 7,562 Show data context 1,591 Show data context
1961 7,157 Show data context 8,634 Show data context 1,255 Show data context
1970 4,248 Show data context 4,088 Show data context 1,028 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, Parts of Holland 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: 03rd December 2021