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 2,723 Show data context 1,040 Show data context 1,562 Show data context 324 Show data context 444 Show data context 7,908 Show data context 13,934 Show data context 9,434 Show data context
1960 4,600 Show data context 1,635 Show data context 2,362 Show data context 199 Show data context 642 Show data context 12,919 Show data context 26,415 Show data context 17,109 Show data context
1961 5,315 Show data context 1,831 Show data context 2,826 Show data context 224 Show data context 692 Show data context 15,033 Show data context 29,571 Show data context 20,725 Show data context
1970 5,287 Show data context 1,311 Show data context 2,660 Show data context 155 Show data context 471 Show data context 14,418 Show data context 34,999 Show data context 20,755 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, Surrey 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: 13th August 2020