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 18,356 Show data context 107,615 Show data context 37,475 Show data context
1950 9,767 Show data context 42,833 Show data context 18,190 Show data context
1960 22,350 Show data context 125,638 Show data context 28,690 Show data context
1961 25,581 Show data context 130,323 Show data context 27,700 Show data context
1970 33,961 Show data context 183,893 Show data context 41,165 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, Devon AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Pig Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th May 2022