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CSO statistical release, 22 September 2017, 11am

Pig Survey

June 2017

 Breeding PigsOther PigsTotal Pigs
       '000
June 2016149.91,444.41,594.3
June 2017144.71,412.21,556.9
% change-3.5-2.2-2.3

Pig numbers down 2.3%

Figure 1 Non-breeding Pigs
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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:

  • Gilts not yet served decreased by 8.4%.
  • Sows in Pig for breeding decreased by 6.6%.
  • Other Sows for breeding increased by 4.5%