Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 75,292 Show data context 87,391 Show data context 49,103 Show data context
1930 111,861 Show data context 131,595 Show data context 28,274 Show data context
1931 126,176 Show data context 149,594 Show data context 35,803 Show data context
1940 126,130 Show data context 159,733 Show data context 41,191 Show data context
1950 58,869 Show data context 79,801 Show data context 19,037 Show data context
1960 124,328 Show data context 163,853 Show data context 30,169 Show data context
1961 125,063 Show data context 172,781 Show data context 25,313 Show data context
1970 101,256 Show data context 141,465 Show data context 22,092 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, Gloucestershire 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: 21st September 2019