Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Breeding Sows Piglets (Aged under 5 months) All Other Pigs
1940 17,182 Show data context 103,024 Show data context 42,472 Show data context
1950 14,559 Show data context 62,934 Show data context 36,634 Show data context
1960 23,607 Show data context 147,514 Show data context 53,582 Show data context
1961 24,668 Show data context 155,948 Show data context 55,642 Show data context
1970 31,179 Show data context 217,678 Show data context 71,570 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This set of three generalised categories is similar to those used for sheep, but can only be reconstructed for 1940 onwards. By identifying breeding sowes, piglets under 5 months and all other pigs we have approximate measures of the breeding stock and the productivity of that stock.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Lancashire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th August 2019