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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Pig Survey

June 2018

 Breeding PigsOther PigsTotal Pigs
       '000
June 2017144.71,412.21,556.9
June 2018148.71,473.31,621.9
% change+2.7+4.3+4.2

Pig numbers up 4.2%

Non Breeding Pigs
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The total number of pigs in Ireland in June 2018 was estimated at 1,621,900. This represents an increase of 4.2% since June 2017. See Table 1.

Non-breeding pigs were up 4.3% and breeding pigs up 2.7%. See Table 1.

A comparison of the June 2017 and June 2018 figures (see Table 1) shows that in the breeding category the number of:

  • Sow in pig increased by 4.7%.
  • Gilts in pig increased 3.2%.