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 6,462 Show data context 37,881 Show data context 14,171 Show data context
1950 7,002 Show data context 26,083 Show data context 10,476 Show data context
1960 11,729 Show data context 64,820 Show data context 15,312 Show data context
1961 12,364 Show data context 67,630 Show data context 15,358 Show data context
1970 11,997 Show data context 74,007 Show data context 16,955 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, Staffordshire 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/10102390/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 17th July 2019