English pig numbers fell by 3.6% in 2015Staff writer ▼ | March 4, 2016
The total number of pigs in England has decreased by 3.6% since December 2014 to just over 3.5 million, according to new farming statistics by Defra.
Pigs According to new farming statistics by Defra:
The female breeding herd showed a 1.1% increase, however, with breeding numbers overall rising by 1.9% on the year.
Sow numbers were up 11,000 at 220,000 and gilt numbers down 4,000. Dry sow numbers were also down 3,000. ■