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 4,967 Show data context 25,881 Show data context 10,310 Show data context
1950 4,416 Show data context 17,638 Show data context 7,783 Show data context
1960 5,785 Show data context 30,212 Show data context 8,477 Show data context
1961 6,156 Show data context 32,009 Show data context 8,641 Show data context
1970 6,155 Show data context 45,368 Show data context 10,548 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, Derbyshire 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/10061428/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 17th June 2021