Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 33,163 Show data context 37,692 Show data context 30,589 Show data context
1930 47,173 Show data context 58,609 Show data context 21,102 Show data context
1931 52,454 Show data context 64,222 Show data context 26,774 Show data context
1940 56,300 Show data context 70,037 Show data context 26,125 Show data context
1950 35,887 Show data context 42,777 Show data context 25,416 Show data context
1960 69,490 Show data context 83,514 Show data context 24,586 Show data context
1961 75,439 Show data context 96,275 Show data context 23,140 Show data context
1970 77,339 Show data context 97,333 Show data context 24,180 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, Derbyshire 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: 17th June 2021