Northern Ireland herd figures revised down
Revised figures for the Northern Ireland pig herd show a slightly smaller increase than was recorded in the provisional figures published in August.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development have released revised figures for the size of the Northern Ireland herd in June 2014. The final figures show a slightly smaller increase than was recorded in the provisional figures published in August. Nevertheless, the overall pig herd was up 8% on June 2013, as a result of improved productivity and an increase in the import of pigs from the Republic of Ireland for finishing. The breeding herd was only up by 1%, also a slightly smaller increase than was suggested by the provisional figures.
Final pig herd figures for the UK as a whole are due to be published on 18 December.