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 10,571 Show data context 60,550 Show data context 27,316 Show data context
1950 7,199 Show data context 32,666 Show data context 16,057 Show data context
1960 17,668 Show data context 93,974 Show data context 22,728 Show data context
1961 19,473 Show data context 101,318 Show data context 21,767 Show data context
1970 23,936 Show data context 142,035 Show data context 26,726 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, Shropshire 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/10173036/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 18th September 2019