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Results from the December 2012 Scottish Agricultural Survey

This publication contains results from the 2012 December Agricultural Survey covering

winter sown crops, hay and silage production, livestock and machinery. It provides

commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends over the past ten years,

together with comparisons with June Census results.

This document is part of a collection


Table 4 Number of pigs, 2002 to 2012 (1)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Change
between
2011 & 2012
Breeding herd
Sows in pig 35,128 34,197 33,510 31,729 31,416 27,769 23,537 24,387 26,306 21,941 17,647 -19.6%
Gilts in pig 4,326 4,151 7,421 3,689 4,679 4,448 4,145 3,897 5,224 4,580 4,974 8.6%
Other sows for breeding 10,950 10,421 6,932 6,604 7,860 6,383 5,680 4,949 5,774 5,706 5,514 -3.4%
Total 50,404 48,769 47,863 42,022 43,955 38,600 33,362 33,233 37,304 32,227 28,135 -12.7%
Barren sows for fattening 962 720 916 510 713 1,061 558 542 521 419 579 38.2%
Gilts 50kg and over, not in pig
but expected to be used for breeding
5,069 4,557 6,026 6,325 4,693 4,317 4,056 4,653 5,258 5,272 5,072 -3.8%
Boars being used for service 1,851 1,596 1,658 1,304 1,373 1,342 1,214 1,220 1,448 1,095 955 -12.8%
All other pigs
110kg liveweight and over 2,598 6,375 5,144 9,841 6,184 4,788 4,793 6,325 6,488 3,296 3,708 12.5%
80kg and under 110kg liveweight 53,860 56,103 80,487 78,437 62,846 65,438 50,175 68,998 67,975 55,415 47,376 -14.5%
50kg and under 80kg liveweight 94,942 99,026 93,834 89,709 105,815 100,974 78,947 88,377 87,731 83,880 71,028 -15.3%
20kg and under 50kg liveweight 129,088 128,521 122,498 131,328 121,664 111,847 105,462 100,609 99,377 94,150 87,385 -7.2%
Under 20kg liveweight 147,732 131,260 131,723 133,808 122,422 121,507 103,817 90,748 104,116 92,314 76,859 -16.7%
Total 428,220 421,285 433,686 443,123 418,931 404,554 343,194 355,057 365,687 329,055 286,356 -13.0%
Total pigs 486,506 476,927 490,149 493,284 469,665 449,874 382,384 394,600 410,218 368,068 321,097 -12.8%

(1) - Minor holdings accounting for about 0.2% of total pigs are excluded from these results

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