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|Breeding Pigs||Other Pigs||Total Pigs|
The total number of pigs in Ireland in June 2017 was estimated at 1,556,900. This represents a decrease of 2.3% since June 2016. See Table 1.
Breeding pigs were down 3.5% and non-breeding pigs down 2.2%. See Table 1.
A comparison of the June 2016 and June 2017 figures (see Table 1) shows that in the breeding category the number of:
|Table 1 Number of Pigs|
|Description||June 2015||June 2016||June 2017||Change 2016 - 2017|
|' 000||' 000||%|
|Gilts in Pig||19.3||19.0||19.5||0.5||2.4|
|Sows in Pig||85.9||84.3||78.7||-5.5||-6.6|
|Other Sows for breeding||27.8||28.8||30.1||1.3||4.5|
|Gilts not yet served1||14.9||16.4||15.0||-1.4||-8.4|
|Pigs 80kg and over||257.1||277.3||291.4||14.0||5.1|
|Pigs 50kg and under 80kg||283.5||327.1||289.6||-37.4||-11.4|
|Pigs 20kg and under 50kg||401.1||394.7||421.1||26.4||6.7|
|Less than 20kg||445.9||445.3||410.1||-35.2||-7.9|
|1 Gilts of at least 50kg liveweight intended for breeding but not yet served.|
Introduction This release presents estimates of numbers of pigs in June 2017 at State level. The estimates are based on returns from the June 2017 Pig Survey which collects data on pig numbers held by specialised producers. The data is collected in accordance with Regulation (EC) No.1165/2008.
Coverage Specialised pig farms, totalling 279 specialised pig farms were included in the survey for June 2017, accounting for 83% of the estimated total pig population.
Results The results for June 2017 were calculated by comparing the returns from the same pig farms in the June 2016 Pig Survey and the June 2017 Pig Survey and applying the resulting trend to the June 2016 pig figures.
As figures in the text and tables have been rounded to the nearest 100 units there may be slight discrepancies between the sum (or difference) of the constituent items and the totals shown.Hide Background Notes
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