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Breedings Sows

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of breeding sows in the United Kingdom, in Great Britain and in Northern Ireland at the latest available date; and what were the numbers a year ago.

The most recent available information is from the census taken early in December 1974. The figures are as follows:

NUMBERS OF BREEDING SOWS
'000 head
DecemberDecember
19731974
Great Britain902750
Northern Ireland9969
United Kingdom1.001819