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 5,078 Show data context 26,683 Show data context 9,339 Show data context
1950 4,952 Show data context 21,451 Show data context 10,865 Show data context
1960 9,024 Show data context 46,849 Show data context 14,269 Show data context
1961 9,930 Show data context 51,345 Show data context 12,907 Show data context
1970 10,236 Show data context 66,961 Show data context 17,106 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, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10001158/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 15th October 2019