Smaller English herd but expansion in Northern Ireland
Read our analysis of the latest figures on the size of the pig herd in England and Northern Ireland
English and Northern Irish pig numbers for June 2014 have now been published. The two regions account for over 90% of the total UK pig herd. The new figures painted a mixed picture. There was some positivity in the Northern Ireland pig industry, in contrast to the English pig sector which showed reductions in the herd. However, Northern Ireland’s pig industry accounts for not much more than a tenth of the UK total, so the UK pig herd is likely to have declined slightly since June last year.
To read more about the figures, download the document below.