According to the latest data published by the Spanish Agriculture Ministry, the May 2012 swine census was of 25,161,080 animals, including the Iberian pigs.
From this total 7,233,721 are piglets; 6,096,187 are pigs of between 20 and 49 kg live weight; 9,430,990 are fattening pigs; 42,706 are boars and 2,357.476 are sows.
With regard to the autonomous communities, Catalonia is still the one with the highest swine census (6,989,973), followed by Aragón (5.778.093) and Castilla y León (3,306,598). These three autonomous communities add up more than the 60% of the Spanish total swine census.
With regard to the May 2011 (25,608,398) and November 2011 (25,634,869) total swine census a drop of approximately a 1.74% and a 1.85%, respectively, is seen. With respect to the sows’ census there is a 2.8% drop with respect to the May 2011 census (2,425,259) and a 1.95% drop with respect to the November 2011 census (2,404,304).
Monday October 15, 2012/ MAGRAMA/ Spain.