Pigs

Commercial pig farming is a highly specialised concentrated business within Scotland.  Less than 150 holdings (25% percent of holdings that keep breeding sows) have 98% of all breeding sows.  Furthermore the sector is concentrated in the North East of Scotland where, in 2014, 60% of breeding sows and fattening pigs are to be found.

The pig sector generated 3% of Scottish agricultural output in 2014 and Scottish abattoirs produced 24,000 tonnes of pigmeat. (QMS)

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