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 2,630 Show data context 975 Show data context 1,360 Show data context 528 Show data context 375 Show data context 11,937 Show data context 18,661 Show data context 8,587 Show data context
1960 4,296 Show data context 2,390 Show data context 2,467 Show data context 243 Show data context 550 Show data context 13,114 Show data context 27,189 Show data context 17,512 Show data context
1961 4,771 Show data context 2,374 Show data context 2,609 Show data context 457 Show data context 583 Show data context 12,535 Show data context 28,786 Show data context 18,259 Show data context
1970 6,766 Show data context 2,381 Show data context 3,922 Show data context 150 Show data context 627 Show data context 19,716 Show data context 51,909 Show data context 27,540 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, Nottinghamshire 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: 09th August 2020