United Kingdom pig survey

By Defra - This release gives provisional estimates of pig numbers in the United Kingdom derived from the June 2003 Agricultural and Horticultural Censuses run by the UK agricultural departments. Comparative figures for June 2001 and June 2002 are also shown. These early figures are provisional and have been produced to meet the requirement to supply estimates of UK pig numbers to the Statistical Office of the European Community.
calendar icon 25 August 2003
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These early results for June 2003 compared with June 2002 show that:

  • the breeding herd fell by 8 percent
  • the number of gilts expected to be used for breeding fell by 7 per cent
  • the number of fattening pigs fell by almost 10 per cent

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Source: Defra - August 2003
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