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 3,362 Show data context 1,307 Show data context 1,793 Show data context 820 Show data context 514 Show data context 12,837 Show data context 27,539 Show data context 10,342 Show data context
1960 5,555 Show data context 2,839 Show data context 3,335 Show data context 344 Show data context 717 Show data context 14,251 Show data context 41,360 Show data context 23,460 Show data context
1961 5,929 Show data context 2,843 Show data context 3,592 Show data context 328 Show data context 761 Show data context 14,269 Show data context 42,769 Show data context 24,861 Show data context
1970 6,453 Show data context 2,305 Show data context 3,239 Show data context 255 Show data context 635 Show data context 16,065 Show data context 48,915 Show data context 25,092 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, Staffordshire 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: 22nd July 2019