UK/EU Pig Populations - April 2009

Although the figures for the November/December 2008 census of pig numbers in EU countries are not yet complete, it is likely that the pig population will be markedly lower at the end of last year than a year previously, writes ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden. Based on the partial figures in the latest Pig Statistics from the UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the total pig population is down by almost 4.9 million (3.7 per cent), and there are 6.1 per cent or 734,000 fewer breeding animals.
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