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 3,068 Show data context 1,007 Show data context 1,447 Show data context 490 Show data context 418 Show data context 9,344 Show data context 21,867 Show data context 8,723 Show data context
1960 4,794 Show data context 1,965 Show data context 2,688 Show data context 209 Show data context 642 Show data context 12,814 Show data context 30,533 Show data context 19,041 Show data context
1961 5,127 Show data context 2,044 Show data context 2,837 Show data context 198 Show data context 602 Show data context 12,306 Show data context 32,287 Show data context 21,397 Show data context
1970 5,417 Show data context 1,811 Show data context 3,028 Show data context 270 Show data context 504 Show data context 12,163 Show data context 36,575 Show data context 23,433 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, Warwickshire 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: 21st July 2019