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Fall in Welsh pig numbers

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Total pig numbers in Wales recorded a fall of 11%, according to new figures from the June Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture.

In June 2015, the total number of pigs amounted to 25,300 head, down by over 3,000 head compared with a year earlier. This fall was seen in both breeding pigs and pigs for slaughter, reversing the trend which was recorded in the previous year. Breeding pigs fell by 9% to 4,000 head, whilst slaughter pigs declined by 11% to 21,300 head.