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Pig Survey June 2022

Pig numbers down 3.5% in June 2022 compared with the same month last year

Online ISSN: 1393-709X
CSO statistical publication, , 11am

Key Findings

  • The total number of pigs in Ireland in June 2022 was estimated at 1,634,800, a decrease of 3.5% compared with June 2021.

  • There were 1,497,600 non-breeding pigs and 137,200 breeding pigs.

  • When comparing June 2021 and June 2022 breeding figures, we can see the number of sows in pig decreased by 11.1%, while gilts (young female sows) in pig fell by 10.9%.

Statistician's Comment

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (15 September 2022) released the Pig Survey June 2022.

Commenting on the release, Dr Grzegorz Głaczyński, Statistician, said: “The number of breeding pigs fell by 14,700 (-9.7%) in June 2022 to 137,200 when compared with the same period last year. The figures also show a decrease in the number of non-breeding pigs by 44,800 (-2.9%) to 1,497,600 head."

1,634,800
Pigs in June 2022

Tables and Graphs

Figure 1 shows a comparison of the numbers of non-breeding pigs by weight between 2021 and 2022.

Table 1 shows the percentage change from the previous year of the main pig categories.

Table 2 displays the numbers of pigs by category over the past three years.

X-axis label20212022
<20kg459.4409
20-50kg421.6423.1
50-80kg343326
>80kg318.3339.5
Table 1 Percentage Changes

Table 2 Number of Pigs