Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 16,731 Show data context 19,052 Show data context 12,066 Show data context
1930 29,059 Show data context 29,514 Show data context 7,889 Show data context
1931 31,890 Show data context 35,104 Show data context 11,498 Show data context
1940 26,371 Show data context 32,092 Show data context 10,681 Show data context
1950 7,185 Show data context 10,535 Show data context 3,991 Show data context
1960 16,548 Show data context 21,388 Show data context 6,337 Show data context
1961 17,732 Show data context 22,319 Show data context 4,668 Show data context
1970 9,169 Show data context 11,686 Show data context 3,155 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, Hertfordshire 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: 19th October 2019