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 6,729 Show data context 2,209 Show data context 3,440 Show data context 1,217 Show data context 900 Show data context 25,865 Show data context 48,005 Show data context 23,787 Show data context
1960 10,676 Show data context 4,778 Show data context 6,297 Show data context 380 Show data context 1,195 Show data context 31,512 Show data context 74,070 Show data context 42,216 Show data context
1961 11,947 Show data context 4,430 Show data context 7,095 Show data context 525 Show data context 1,274 Show data context 32,044 Show data context 76,879 Show data context 50,015 Show data context
1970 25,217 Show data context 7,633 Show data context 11,179 Show data context 511 Show data context 1,852 Show data context 59,326 Show data context 169,610 Show data context 92,874 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, East Riding 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 2020