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 12,378 Show data context 71,792 Show data context 27,982 Show data context
1950 9,652 Show data context 37,354 Show data context 23,824 Show data context
1960 21,751 Show data context 116,286 Show data context 33,087 Show data context
1961 23,472 Show data context 126,894 Show data context 33,843 Show data context
1970 44,029 Show data context 262,484 Show data context 61,689 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, East Riding AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st September 2020