Types of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1960-70 1960 1961 1970
One year and over: Ewes kept for breeding 512,047 Show data context 524,271 Show data context 523,319 Show data context
One year and over: Two tooth (shearling) ewes to be put to the ram 108,834 Show data context 98,049 Show data context 92,885 Show data context
One year and over: Rams kept for service 13,474 Show data context 13,847 Show data context 13,316 Show data context
One year and over: Draft and cast ewes 22,322 Show data context 17,686 Show data context 23,180 Show data context
One year and over: Wethers and others 32,229 Show data context 25,645 Show data context 18,668 Show data context
Under one year 536,453 Show data context 564,451 Show data context 579,434 Show data context
Date: Source:
1960 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Between 1960 and 1970, 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.

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Date accessed: 10th August 2022