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 11,827 Show data context 2,899 Show data context 5,262 Show data context 1,582 Show data context 1,600 Show data context 39,566 Show data context 70,638 Show data context 37,848 Show data context
1960 14,479 Show data context 5,366 Show data context 7,857 Show data context 561 Show data context 1,623 Show data context 29,838 Show data context 89,055 Show data context 56,777 Show data context
1961 15,908 Show data context 5,968 Show data context 8,829 Show data context 492 Show data context 1,790 Show data context 30,800 Show data context 92,587 Show data context 63,348 Show data context
1970 30,991 Show data context 8,567 Show data context 13,269 Show data context 664 Show data context 2,321 Show data context 62,982 Show data context 195,154 Show data context 120,544 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, Norfolk AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10173024/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_1940

Date accessed: 14th October 2019