According to DEFRA, the total number of pigs in England has decreased by 3.6 % since December 2014 to just over 3.5 million. With the female breeding herd showing a 1.1 % increase, the decrease in the total number of pigs was driven by a 4.3 % fall in fattening pigs to just over 3.1 million.
These results are from t he December Pigs Survey as at 1 December 2015.
Fig. 1 Proportional make - up of the female breeding herd and the total number of fattening pigs at 1 December 2011 to 2015
Thursday March 3, 2016/ DEFRA/ United Kingdom.