Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Ewes Lambs (Aged under 1) All Other Sheep
1920 40,331 Show data context 45,632 Show data context 34,726 Show data context
1930 53,044 Show data context 62,822 Show data context 18,743 Show data context
1931 61,573 Show data context 71,541 Show data context 29,584 Show data context
1940 60,765 Show data context 78,591 Show data context 30,991 Show data context
1950 26,476 Show data context 38,353 Show data context 16,103 Show data context
1960 55,221 Show data context 75,434 Show data context 17,786 Show data context
1961 56,494 Show data context 78,437 Show data context 17,269 Show data context
1970 40,035 Show data context 56,643 Show data context 14,060 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, Oxfordshire 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: 22nd May 2022