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United Kingdom: decrease in England breeding pig herd

Acording to Defra, the total number of pigs in England has increased by 1.5% since December 2013 to 3.7 million. Fattening pigs rose by 2.2% which was partly offset by a fall of 3.8% in breeding pigs.

Thursday 12 March 2015 (3 years 6 months 9 days ago)
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The total number of pigs in England has increased by 1.5% since December 2013 to just under 3.7 million. With the breeding herd showing a 3.8% decrease, this rise was driven by a 2.2% increase in the number of fattening pigs, to almost 3.3 million, as the improvement in sow productivity continues.

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Figure 1. Proportion of pigs in the breeding herd compared to the total number of fattening pigs.

 

 

Thursday 5 March, 2015/ DEFRA/ United Kingdom.
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