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 5,008 Show data context 1,850 Show data context 2,593 Show data context 1,435 Show data context 641 Show data context 24,721 Show data context 44,712 Show data context 17,089 Show data context
1960 7,090 Show data context 3,324 Show data context 4,230 Show data context 391 Show data context 829 Show data context 24,475 Show data context 54,503 Show data context 31,396 Show data context
1961 7,378 Show data context 3,492 Show data context 4,265 Show data context 426 Show data context 878 Show data context 23,246 Show data context 56,123 Show data context 29,633 Show data context
1970 7,367 Show data context 2,390 Show data context 3,496 Show data context 372 Show data context 681 Show data context 23,439 Show data context 65,240 Show data context 29,547 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, Cheshire 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: 01st December 2021