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 9,451 Show data context 61,801 Show data context 26,797 Show data context
1950 8,415 Show data context 35,359 Show data context 15,817 Show data context
1960 14,644 Show data context 85,899 Show data context 25,695 Show data context
1961 15,135 Show data context 85,756 Show data context 24,550 Show data context
1970 13,253 Show data context 94,787 Show data context 24,492 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, Cheshire 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: 01st December 2021