Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1901 1931 1961
Breeding Ewes 49,226 Show data context 79,467 Show data context 126,084 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 51,930 Show data context 87,385 Show data context 131,716 Show data context
All Other Sheep 30,040 Show data context 22,965 Show data context 8,265 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Caithness ScoCnty 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: 18th November 2017