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 5,835 Show data context 1,873 Show data context 2,988 Show data context 730 Show data context 808 Show data context 15,769 Show data context 33,382 Show data context 19,470 Show data context
1960 8,991 Show data context 3,045 Show data context 4,692 Show data context 369 Show data context 1,018 Show data context 24,353 Show data context 52,329 Show data context 34,652 Show data context
1961 9,945 Show data context 3,472 Show data context 4,950 Show data context 435 Show data context 1,048 Show data context 24,850 Show data context 57,489 Show data context 36,595 Show data context
1970 11,861 Show data context 3,362 Show data context 5,570 Show data context 296 Show data context 922 Show data context 27,663 Show data context 77,660 Show data context 46,421 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, Hampshire 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 August 2021