Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 17,765 Show data context 21,457 Show data context 13,907 Show data context
1930 36,221 Show data context 41,183 Show data context 13,709 Show data context
1931 43,803 Show data context 49,254 Show data context 16,995 Show data context
1940 43,260 Show data context 47,922 Show data context 14,327 Show data context
1950 15,041 Show data context 18,712 Show data context 8,000 Show data context
1960 43,590 Show data context 46,986 Show data context 9,629 Show data context
1961 47,482 Show data context 53,956 Show data context 10,391 Show data context
1970 33,283 Show data context 38,079 Show data context 9,071 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, Cheshire 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: 28th November 2021