Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories 1901 1931 1961
Breeding Ewes 16,773 Show data context 21,053 Show data context 23,818 Show data context
Lambs (Aged under 1) 15,654 Show data context 20,789 Show data context 22,942 Show data context
All Other Sheep 7,386 Show data context 5,789 Show data context 1,871 Show data context
Date: Source:
1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Renfrewshire ScoCnty 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: 16th September 2019