Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1900 1901 1910
Breeding Ewes 76,049 Show data context 74,629 Show data context 74,511 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 82,361 Show data context 82,199 Show data context 86,020 Show data context
All Other Sheep 37,157 Show data context 34,872 Show data context 44,249 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, Buckinghamshire 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 September 2019