Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 254,630 Show data context 268,795 Show data context 137,646 Show data context
1930 370,058 Show data context 378,872 Show data context 117,950 Show data context
1931 389,304 Show data context 395,221 Show data context 130,540 Show data context
1940 412,137 Show data context 441,249 Show data context 162,383 Show data context
1950 302,189 Show data context 327,141 Show data context 138,469 Show data context
1960 512,047 Show data context 536,453 Show data context 176,859 Show data context
1961 524,271 Show data context 564,451 Show data context 155,227 Show data context
1970 523,319 Show data context 579,434 Show data context 148,049 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, Devon 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: 25th May 2022