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 15,094 Show data context 4,104 Show data context 9,415 Show data context 3,168 Show data context 1,219 Show data context 30,541 Show data context 94,495 Show data context 46,130 Show data context
1960 15,909 Show data context 5,694 Show data context 8,551 Show data context 934 Show data context 1,339 Show data context 27,388 Show data context 82,442 Show data context 55,026 Show data context
1961 17,175 Show data context 7,084 Show data context 9,616 Show data context 1,051 Show data context 1,442 Show data context 30,313 Show data context 92,675 Show data context 56,973 Show data context
1970 19,633 Show data context 6,184 Show data context 10,500 Show data context 841 Show data context 1,715 Show data context 26,299 Show data context 95,002 Show data context 81,311 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, Wales Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001055/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_1940

Date accessed: 17th June 2019