Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Sows Piglets (Aged under 5 months) All Other Pigs
1940 9,004 Show data context 52,883 Show data context 19,487 Show data context
1950 7,008 Show data context 29,097 Show data context 12,780 Show data context
1960 13,290 Show data context 66,177 Show data context 15,811 Show data context
1961 13,934 Show data context 71,159 Show data context 15,277 Show data context
1970 16,029 Show data context 92,823 Show data context 15,666 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This set of three generalised categories is similar to those used for sheep, but can only be reconstructed for 1940 onwards. By identifying breeding sowes, piglets under 5 months and all other pigs we have approximate measures of the breeding stock and the productivity of that stock.

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10107362/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 14th October 2019