Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1900 1901 1910
Breeding Ewes 168,680 Show data context 161,384 Show data context 168,313 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 143,420 Show data context 133,423 Show data context 139,726 Show data context
All Other Sheep 66,851 Show data context 65,903 Show data context 64,302 Show data context
Date: Source:
1900 - 1910 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 AncC 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: 01st August 2021