Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1940-50 1940 1950
Over one year: Rams for service 11,660 Show data context 8,278 Show data context
Over one year: Ewes for breeding 412,137 Show data context 302,189 Show data context
Over one year: Two-tooth (Shearling) Ewes 101,722 Show data context 74,193 Show data context
Over one year: Others 49,001 Show data context 55,998 Show data context
Under one year: Ram lambs intended for service 4,007 Show data context 3,459 Show data context
Under one year: Others 437,242 Show data context 323,682 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1950 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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Between 1940 and 1950, the Agricultural Census divided sheep into these six categories.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Devon AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10152896/cube/AGCEN_SHEEP_1940

Date accessed: 13th August 2022