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|Title:||The Technology of Medieval Sheep Farming: Some Evidence from Crawley, Hampshire, 1208-1349|
|Publisher:||British Agricultural History Society|
|Citation:||Agricultural History Review, 2003, 51 (2), pp.137-154|
|Abstract:||Sheep farming was a profitable business for the bishops of Winchester before the Black Death. Evidence from the manor of Crawley demonstrates that investment in the management of the flock peaked in the early fourteenth century. Elsewhere on the estate, improvements in the provision of sires, housing, feeding, medicaments and the labour supply have been shown to impact favourably upon fertility and mortality rates. However, this was not the case at Crawley. Instead, this paper confirms Stone’s view that productivity was determined by conscious decisions taken by demesne managers and argues that their concern in this period was to raise fleece weights.|
|Description:||Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA. The final published version is available at http://www.bahs.org.uk/0312.htm.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, School of Historical Studies|
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