factory farming

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factory farming

a farming system in which industrial procedures are utilized, e.g. animals in crates moving past a fixed feeding point at prearranged intervals, battery accommodation, debeaking, single animal accommodation with no physical contact between animals.
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Airborne antibiotic resistant and nonresistant bacteria and fungi recovered from two swine herd confined animal feeding operations.
Previous studies suggest that airborne effluent from swine confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) may affect the health and quality of life of adults and the prevalence of asthma symptoms among children.
This fact, together with the barbaric, inhumane treatment of these sentient beings, will always make me wonder why confined animal feeding operations even exist.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are becoming a horrifically polluting hallmark of competitive agriculture.
Organix is an organic residuals management company specializing in the management, production, utilization, marketing and sales of organic-based soil amendments - primarily those generated by confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and municipalities.
In February 2000, Kentucky adopted emergency regulations to address the potential pollution problems of large-scale confined animal feeding operations in the state.
The agricultural operations of the northeastern United States are more focused on dairy, swine and poultry confined animal feeding operations.