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 5,482 Show data context 1,879 Show data context 3,210 Show data context 1,292 Show data context 642 Show data context 25,382 Show data context 42,841 Show data context 17,709 Show data context
1960 9,142 Show data context 3,563 Show data context 4,963 Show data context 493 Show data context 957 Show data context 21,278 Show data context 58,539 Show data context 35,435 Show data context
1961 10,058 Show data context 4,038 Show data context 5,377 Show data context 498 Show data context 1,055 Show data context 20,214 Show data context 62,457 Show data context 38,861 Show data context
1970 13,046 Show data context 4,108 Show data context 6,782 Show data context 476 Show data context 1,231 Show data context 25,019 Show data context 89,830 Show data context 52,205 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, Shropshire 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 September 2019