There's an article here about how Egyptian pig farmers have been ruined by government decree. I've mentioned them and their unique pigs before.
One thing that's neat is that some of these guys were supporting families with 9 kids with just 50 pigs. It isn't clear if that was 50 sows or 50 head total. In modern countries, 200-600 sows might support a guy who just produced feeder pigs, showing how much things have changed.