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 19,988 Show data context 108,486 Show data context 42,748 Show data context
1950 16,787 Show data context 74,167 Show data context 30,638 Show data context
1960 27,702 Show data context 145,832 Show data context 32,022 Show data context
1961 30,705 Show data context 155,935 Show data context 33,082 Show data context
1970 52,827 Show data context 315,698 Show data context 65,967 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, Norfolk 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/10173024/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 18th September 2019