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Publication - Statistics Publication

Results from the 2016 December agricultural survey

Published: 16 Mar 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786528605

Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

30 page PDF

818.7kB

30 page PDF

818.7kB

Contents
Results from the 2016 December agricultural survey
7. Pigs

30 page PDF

818.7kB

7. Pigs

Year-on-year comparisons between 2015 and 2016 December Survey results show:

  • An increase in the total number of pigs of 36,800 (11.1 per cent), up to 367,800. This was larger than the 3.9 per cent annual increase reported in the 2016 June Census results. The figure is 0.9 per cent larger than the ten year average of 364,500.
  • An increase in breeding pigs of 500 (1.4 per cent) up to 37,800 - again, larger than the 0.4 per cent annual increase reported in the 2016 June Census results. The figure is 11 per cent higher than the ten year average of 33,900.

→ Insight

There has been some restructuring in the industry resulting in larger numbers of weaners being fattened in Scotland rather than being moved to elsewhere in the UK.


Chart 08 shows trends over the past ten years for breeding pigs from the December Survey and June Census. After several years of decline, breeding pig figures increased between 2013 and 2015. 2016 saw a small year-on-year increase.

Chart 8: Breeding pigs, June and December 2006 to 2016
Chart 8: Breeding pigs, June and December 2006 to 2016


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Email: Jaye Ware