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Pigs: Animal Breeding

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the size was of the total breeding herd of pigs in England in each of the last 10 years. (173001)

Number of pigs in breeding herd1998629,9151999573,0342000502,6972001488,9802002457,8712003418,0532004424,4852005386,2072006386,1092007374,861 Notes:1. Pig breeding herd is sows and gilts in pig and other sows either being suckled or dry sows being kept for further breeding.2. These totals are estimates based on a sample survey and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error.Source: June Survey of Agriculture