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 9,226 Show data context 3,380 Show data context 4,576 Show data context 1,566 Show data context 1,090 Show data context 39,816 Show data context 75,099 Show data context 27,925 Show data context
1960 11,183 Show data context 5,592 Show data context 6,832 Show data context 451 Show data context 953 Show data context 52,178 Show data context 97,240 Show data context 50,274 Show data context
1961 12,017 Show data context 5,431 Show data context 7,220 Show data context 452 Show data context 998 Show data context 54,192 Show data context 103,597 Show data context 52,351 Show data context
1970 16,731 Show data context 5,500 Show data context 8,948 Show data context 539 Show data context 1,323 Show data context 69,708 Show data context 147,256 Show data context 70,422 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, Lancashire 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: 17th November 2019