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Northern Ireland pig industry overview

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While the Northern Ireland pig industry is not a key player in the global pig trade, the region has become increasingly important for Ireland and GB, given its close proximity. The total number of pigs on farm in 2013 reached its highest level since 1999, making up around 10% of the UK herd.