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Scottish agricultural survey: December 2017

Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

Scottish agricultural survey: December 2017
Table 4: Number of pigs, 2007 to 2017

Table 4: Number of pigs, 2007 to 2017

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change between
2016 & 2017
Breeding herd
Sows in pig 27,923 23,476 23,001 27,048 22,378 17,874 18,408 21,172 26,502 26,789 19,766 -26.2%
Gilts in pig 4,460 4,053 3,893 5,299 4,438 4,588 4,863 5,850 6,615 6,017 6,404 6.4%
Other sows for breeding 6,420 5,650 4,872 6,315 5,346 5,661 5,226 6,178 4,160 4,992 5,193 4.0%
Total 38,804 33,179 31,766 38,662 32,162 28,123 28,497 33,200 37,277 37,798 31,363 -17.0%
Barren sows for fattening 1,032 517 526 540 603 731 569 408 605 816 984 20.6%
Gilts 50kg and over, not in pig but expected to be used for breeding 4,117 4,114 4,227 5,112 5,063 5,149 5,906 5,503 6,891 4,905 4,805 -2.0%
Boars being used for service 1,360 1,194 1,248 1,524 1,307 1,150 1,201 1,018 961 964 898 -6.8%
All other pigs
110kg liveweight and over 4,724 4,722 6,375 6,181 3,506 3,456 3,003 4,822 6,243 4,696 5,904 25.7%
80kg and under 110kg liveweight 64,038 50,746 69,803 66,895 61,656 52,283 42,217 47,680 49,471 51,385 46,085 -10.3%
50kg and under 80kg liveweight 98,842 78,629 85,187 91,385 85,145 70,684 59,089 63,074 63,239 68,834 60,456 -12.2%
20kg and under 50kg liveweight 109,592 102,615 99,926 100,134 96,019 83,623 78,442 72,988 75,133 88,699 80,825 -8.9%
Under 20kg liveweight 119,119 106,386 90,867 105,696 90,832 78,892 74,544 93,441 91,171 109,702 113,829 3.8%
Total 396,316 343,098 352,158 370,291 337,158 288,938 257,295 282,005 285,257 323,316 307,099 -5.0%
Total pigs 441,629 382,102 389,925 416,129 376,293 324,091 293,468 322,134 330,991 367,799 345,149 -6.2%

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