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Welsh pig numbers up

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New figures from the June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture show a strong year-on-year increase in the number of pigs in Wales.

New figures from the June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture show a strong year-on-year increase in the number of pigs in Wales. In June 2014, the Welsh herd totalled 28,400 head, up 14% on a year earlier. However, the breeding herd rose by just 1%, to 4,400 head, so the increase was mainly due to higher numbers of pigs being fed for slaughter. As well as some improvement in productivity, this suggests that more Welsh-born pigs are being finished in Wales, rather than crossing the border into England.