Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 55,232 Show data context 52,625 Show data context 31,439 Show data context
1930 66,425 Show data context 58,977 Show data context 16,248 Show data context
1931 68,008 Show data context 61,517 Show data context 16,848 Show data context
1940 57,593 Show data context 57,997 Show data context 18,954 Show data context
1950 16,270 Show data context 20,495 Show data context 8,039 Show data context
1960 35,038 Show data context 46,642 Show data context 10,539 Show data context
1961 35,525 Show data context 48,050 Show data context 9,133 Show data context
1970 31,650 Show data context 45,885 Show data context 7,708 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, Hampshire 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 August 2021