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 2,665 Show data context 1,140 Show data context 1,162 Show data context 553 Show data context 389 Show data context 9,368 Show data context 18,171 Show data context 7,710 Show data context
1960 2,856 Show data context 1,315 Show data context 1,614 Show data context 190 Show data context 323 Show data context 7,964 Show data context 19,139 Show data context 11,073 Show data context
1961 2,937 Show data context 1,458 Show data context 1,761 Show data context 185 Show data context 344 Show data context 8,112 Show data context 19,387 Show data context 12,622 Show data context
1970 3,126 Show data context 1,295 Show data context 1,734 Show data context 120 Show data context 338 Show data context 10,090 Show data context 31,539 Show data context 13,829 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, Derbyshire 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: 17th June 2021