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 3,040 Show data context 985 Show data context 1,606 Show data context 375 Show data context 445 Show data context 9,966 Show data context 17,703 Show data context 9,695 Show data context
1960 4,732 Show data context 1,867 Show data context 2,526 Show data context 164 Show data context 615 Show data context 13,429 Show data context 27,834 Show data context 18,313 Show data context
1961 5,037 Show data context 1,664 Show data context 2,839 Show data context 184 Show data context 621 Show data context 12,433 Show data context 31,210 Show data context 19,376 Show data context
1970 6,691 Show data context 1,674 Show data context 3,123 Show data context 224 Show data context 553 Show data context 15,192 Show data context 46,012 Show data context 26,594 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, Buckinghamshire 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: 21st November 2019