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 8,790 Show data context 2,583 Show data context 4,299 Show data context 887 Show data context 1,291 Show data context 24,545 Show data context 54,168 Show data context 29,644 Show data context
1960 12,291 Show data context 4,370 Show data context 6,357 Show data context 572 Show data context 1,484 Show data context 27,026 Show data context 75,517 Show data context 50,162 Show data context
1961 13,108 Show data context 4,060 Show data context 6,804 Show data context 588 Show data context 1,554 Show data context 25,001 Show data context 77,873 Show data context 49,987 Show data context
1970 17,073 Show data context 4,729 Show data context 8,389 Show data context 437 Show data context 1,424 Show data context 34,436 Show data context 121,939 Show data context 71,866 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, Essex 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