Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1900 1901 1910
Breeding Ewes 147,539 Show data context 146,956 Show data context 163,228 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 143,987 Show data context 146,027 Show data context 157,361 Show data context
All Other Sheep 82,927 Show data context 79,265 Show data context 79,386 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, Westmorland 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: 17th December 2018