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 2,575 Show data context 846 Show data context 1,208 Show data context 356 Show data context 367 Show data context 5,599 Show data context 13,955 Show data context 7,460 Show data context
1960 3,210 Show data context 1,013 Show data context 1,732 Show data context 190 Show data context 388 Show data context 5,951 Show data context 18,663 Show data context 11,900 Show data context
1961 3,401 Show data context 1,250 Show data context 1,815 Show data context 165 Show data context 414 Show data context 6,272 Show data context 19,471 Show data context 13,405 Show data context
1970 5,138 Show data context 1,518 Show data context 2,640 Show data context 154 Show data context 459 Show data context 6,798 Show data context 36,977 Show data context 21,682 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, Northamptonshire AdmC 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/10073881/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_1940

Date accessed: 23rd September 2019