Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1960-70 1960 1961 1970
One year and over: Ewes kept for breeding 66,354 Show data context 67,486 Show data context 42,792 Show data context
One year and over: Two tooth (shearling) ewes to be put to the ram 11,017 Show data context 13,167 Show data context 10,265 Show data context
One year and over: Rams kept for service 1,797 Show data context 1,953 Show data context 1,224 Show data context
One year and over: Draft and cast ewes 1,243 Show data context 1,368 Show data context 1,635 Show data context
One year and over: Wethers and others 5,610 Show data context 5,744 Show data context 4,827 Show data context
Under one year 95,096 Show data context 101,732 Show data context 62,316 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Between 1960 and 1970, the Agricultural Census divided sheep into these six categories.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Buckinghamshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 13th November 2019