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|Breeding Pigs||Other Pigs||Total Pigs|
The total number of pigs in Ireland in June 2019 was estimated at 1,616,000 with 1,472,700 non-breeding pigs and 143,300 breeding pigs. See Table 1.
A comparison of the June 2018 and June 2019 figures (see Table 1) show that in the breeding category the number of:
|Table 1 Number of Pigs|
|Description||June 2017||June 2018||June 2019||Change 2018 - 2019|
|' 000||' 000||%|
|Gilts in Pig||19.5||20.1||18.6||-1.6||-7.8|
|Sows in Pig||78.7||82.4||78.7||-3.6||-4.4|
|Other Sows for breeding||30.1||30.0||27.0||-3.0||-10.0|
|Gilts not yet served1||15.0||14.9||18.0||3.1||20.6|
|Pigs 80kg and over||291.4||295.3||284.0||-11.3||-3.8|
|Pigs 50kg and under 80kg||289.6||314.0||299.2||-14.8||-4.7|
|Pigs 20kg and under 50kg||421.1||412.1||437.5||25.4||6.2|
|Less than 20kg||410.1||451.9||452.0||0.1||0.0|
|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 2019 at State level. The estimates are based on returns from the June 2019 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 289 specialised pig farms were included in the survey for June 2019, accounting for 88% of the estimated total pig population.
Results The results for June 2019 were calculated by comparing the returns from the same pig farms in the June 2018 Pig Survey and the June 2019 Pig Survey and applying the resulting trend to the June 2018 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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