Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Sows in pig Gilts in pig Other Sows for breeding Barren Sows for fattening Boars for service All other pigs: Over five months All other pigs: Two to five months All other pigs: Under two months
1940 2,861 Show data context 719 Show data context 1,498 Show data context 374 Show data context 458 Show data context 8,507 Show data context 16,958 Show data context 9,725 Show data context
1960 4,849 Show data context 1,552 Show data context 2,623 Show data context 154 Show data context 695 Show data context 13,420 Show data context 29,176 Show data context 17,673 Show data context
1961 5,149 Show data context 1,816 Show data context 2,965 Show data context 163 Show data context 677 Show data context 12,067 Show data context 31,519 Show data context 19,826 Show data context
1970 6,055 Show data context 1,218 Show data context 2,963 Show data context 1,096 Show data context 507 Show data context 15,503 Show data context 42,929 Show data context 24,032 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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From 1940 onwards, the Agricultural Census broke down both numbers of sows and numbers of other pigs.

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

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Date accessed: 13th October 2019