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 4,939 Show data context 1,498 Show data context 2,567 Show data context 1,017 Show data context 616 Show data context 17,854 Show data context 35,776 Show data context 17,107 Show data context
1960 6,778 Show data context 2,725 Show data context 3,787 Show data context 510 Show data context 784 Show data context 14,517 Show data context 38,276 Show data context 27,901 Show data context
1961 7,090 Show data context 2,607 Show data context 4,237 Show data context 558 Show data context 783 Show data context 13,936 Show data context 41,113 Show data context 30,046 Show data context
1970 8,947 Show data context 2,655 Show data context 4,427 Show data context 367 Show data context 795 Show data context 14,504 Show data context 55,152 Show data context 37,671 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, Gloucestershire 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: 19th November 2019