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 4,406 Show data context 21,396 Show data context 9,965 Show data context
1950 3,926 Show data context 12,758 Show data context 7,988 Show data context
1960 4,371 Show data context 22,301 Show data context 6,481 Show data context
1961 4,908 Show data context 24,606 Show data context 6,101 Show data context
1970 7,920 Show data context 48,844 Show data context 11,133 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, Parts of Kesteven 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/10134821/cube/AGCEN_PIGS_GEN

Date accessed: 26th January 2020