Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1940-41 1970
Sows in pig 3,955 Show data context
Gilts in pig 1,185 Show data context
Other Sows for breeding 2,068 Show data context
Barren Sows for fattening 88 Show data context
Boars for service 352 Show data context
All other pigs: Over five months 7,212 Show data context
All other pigs: Two to five months 33,352 Show data context
All other pigs: Under two months 17,637 Show data context
Date: Source:
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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Date accessed: 03rd August 2020