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.
Figure 1. Proportion of pigs in the breeding herd compared to the total number of fattening pigs.
Thursday 5 March, 2015/ DEFRA/ United Kingdom.