Livestock pigs

Livestock pigs

Periods Pigs, total (number x 1,000) Piglets related to sows (number x 1,000) Young pigs, to 50 kg (number x 1,000) Pigs for fattening, 50 kg or more Pigs for fattening, total 50 kg or more (number x 1,000) Pigs for fattening, 50 kg or more Pigs for fattening, 50 -< 80 kg (number x 1,000) Pigs for fattening, 50 kg or more Pigs for fattening, 80 -< 110 kg (number x 1,000) Pigs for fattening, 50 kg or more Pigs for fattening, 110 kg or more (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Breeding pigs, total 50 kg or more (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Covered sows (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Sows related to piglets (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Other breeding pigs Other breeding pigs, total (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Other breeding pigs Young sows (number x 1,000) Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more Other breeding pigs Other breeding pigs (number x 1,000)
2011 1 December 12,103 1,798 5,010 4,179 1,970 1,829 380 1,117 705 163 249 172 77
2012 1 April 12,234 2,028 5,086 4,044 1,936 1,738 370 1,074 715 175 184 128 56
2012 1 December 12,104 1,873 4,956 4,189 1,885 1,790 513 1,088 704 162 222 167 55
2013 1 April 12,212 2,066 5,072 3,991 1,898 1,736 358 1,085 726 175 184 130 54
2013 1 December 12,013 1,973 4,730 4,209 1,891 1,804 514 1,101 749 162 190 137 53
2014 1 April 12,238 2,163 5,058 3,916 1,843 1,682 392 1,100 729 181 190 137 53
2014 1 December 12,065 1,909 4,955 4,087 1,873 1,679 535 1,114 694 175 245 186 59
2015 1 April 12,603 2,262 5,203 4,027 1,896 1,735 395 1,110 734 188 188 133 55
2015 1 December 12,453 2,025 5,148 4,223 1,879 1,781 563 1,057 703 170 184 137 47
2016 1 April 12,479 2,137 5,310 3,967 1,846 1,713 409 1,064 709 176 179 125 54
2016 1 December 11,881 1,896 4,820 4,140 1,827 1,711 602 1,025 664 150 211 157 54
2017 1 April 12,409 2,190 5,246 3,901 1,782 1,674 445 1,072 708 178 186 131 55
2017 1 December 12,296 2,036 5,218 3,967 1,787 1,618 563 1,075 690 164 221 165 56
2018 1 April 12,391 2,202 5,265 3,865 1,745 1,649 472 1,059 695 178 186 128 58
2018 1 December 11,909 1,888 5,015 4,032 1,666 1,679 687 974 640 153 181 134 47
2019 1 April 12,214 2,174 5,168 3,853 1,725 1,655 474 1,018 673 173 172 122 50
2019 1 December 11,921 1,910 4,796 4,163 1,755 1,743 666 1,052 661 159 232 160 72
2020 1 April* 11,855 2,116 5,013 3,719 1,651 1,564 504 1,007 662 169 176 130 46
Source: © Statistics Netherlands
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Table description


This table provides twice-yearly information about the number of pigs on Dutch agricultural holdings.
The number of pigs is broken down into:
- type of pigs (piglets, pigs for fattening, breeding pigs);
- reference date (April, August and December).

N.B. the considerable difference between the figures for 1997 and the previous and subsequent years are caused by the swine fever outbreak in February 1997 and the following clear-outs.

Data available from: April 1981.

Status of the figures:
New figures are provisional when first published. When new data from the Agricultural census become available the provisional figures become definite.

Changes as of 15 October 2020:
The provisional figures for april 2020 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures of April are published in September. The provisional figures of December are published in February of the next year.
The definite figures of April and December are published in April of the next year.

Description topics

Pigs, total
Total of the pig population on agricultural holdings, present on the reference date.
The pig population can be broken down into piglets, young pigs, pigs for fattening and breeding pigs.
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N.B. the considerable difference between the figures for 1997 and the previous and subsequent years are caused by the swinefever outbreak in February 1997 and the following clearouts.
Piglets related to sows
Young pigs, to 50 kg
Piglets with a live weight of less than 50 kg.
Weaned piglets (piglets no longer suckling at the sow) and young pigs for fattening or breeding weighing less than 50 kg.
Pigs for fattening, 50 kg or more
Fattening pigs (including rejected boars and sows) of at least 50 kg.
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Sows and boars for fattening: pigs taken out of breedingproduction for fattening to be slaughtered.
Pigs for fattening, total 50 kg or more
Pigs for fattening, 50 -< 80 kg
Fattening pigs between 50 and 80 kg.
Pigs for fattening, 80 -< 110 kg
Fattening pigs between 80 and 110 kg.
Pigs for fattening, 110 kg or more
Fattening pigs of at least 110 kg.
Breeding pigs, 50 kg or more
Breeding pigs with a live weight of 50 kg or more.
Breeding pigs, total 50 kg or more
Covered sows
Covered or artificially inseminated sows, assumed to be pregnant on the reference date.
Sows related to piglets
Suckling sows until their piglets are weaned. Weaned piglets are permanently withdrawn from the suckling sow.
Other breeding pigs
Covered but not pregnant sows, unfertilised sows (sows in a period of infertility between suckling and insemination), never inseminated young sows and young breeding boars (= immature boars) and mature boars (= male pigs used for artificial insemination or natural covering).
Other breeding pigs, total
Young sows
Gilts, not yet covered.
Other breeding pigs
Covered but not pregnant sows, unfertilised sows (sows in a period of infertility between suckling and insemination), never inseminated young sows and young breeding boars (= immature boars) and mature boars (= male pigs used for artificial insemination or natural covering).