Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 97,598 Show data context 121,246 Show data context 57,274 Show data context
1930 97,171 Show data context 118,039 Show data context 43,449 Show data context
1931 101,644 Show data context 120,464 Show data context 62,684 Show data context
1940 69,497 Show data context 85,977 Show data context 29,741 Show data context
1950 16,449 Show data context 22,679 Show data context 9,217 Show data context
1960 36,117 Show data context 46,479 Show data context 6,070 Show data context
1961 36,097 Show data context 46,916 Show data context 7,706 Show data context
1970 22,106 Show data context 31,770 Show data context 8,722 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, Norfolk 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