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 3,183 Show data context 971 Show data context 1,654 Show data context 435 Show data context 423 Show data context 9,825 Show data context 19,066 Show data context 11,135 Show data context
1960 4,485 Show data context 1,568 Show data context 2,497 Show data context 156 Show data context 514 Show data context 7,835 Show data context 26,683 Show data context 16,995 Show data context
1961 4,801 Show data context 2,045 Show data context 2,689 Show data context 199 Show data context 583 Show data context 7,115 Show data context 29,857 Show data context 18,198 Show data context
1970 7,461 Show data context 2,428 Show data context 4,350 Show data context 142 Show data context 615 Show data context 8,252 Show data context 50,288 Show data context 30,896 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, Oxfordshire 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: 22nd May 2022