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 2,858 Show data context 1,042 Show data context 1,675 Show data context 505 Show data context 323 Show data context 12,515 Show data context 19,927 Show data context 11,711 Show data context
1960 2,844 Show data context 1,285 Show data context 1,594 Show data context 141 Show data context 276 Show data context 7,070 Show data context 15,930 Show data context 11,018 Show data context
1961 2,774 Show data context 1,083 Show data context 1,654 Show data context 120 Show data context 272 Show data context 6,286 Show data context 16,679 Show data context 11,022 Show data context
1970 3,027 Show data context 936 Show data context 1,596 Show data context 75 Show data context 260 Show data context 7,102 Show data context 23,479 Show data context 13,056 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, Parts of Holland 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: 03rd December 2021