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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Those who manage these so-called confined animal feeding operations are appropriately called "operators.
In April 2008, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published a comprehensive report on confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) titled CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) can pollute the surrounding air with malodorous compounds, bacteria, fungi, and endotoxin.
Meikle noted that most animal health problems that occur today are the result of the high-density confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that concentrate thousands of animals in one location, while food safety problems begin at the slaughterhouse where NAIS traceability ends.
A number of excellent studies have examined the drift of bioaerosols from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into the surrounding rural agricultural communities.
Manure management processes by Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have come under increasing scrutiny.
This fact, together with the barbaric, inhumane treatment of these sentient beings, will always make me wonder why confined animal feeding operations even exist.
In February 2000, Kentucky adopted emergency regulations to address the potential pollution problems of large-scale confined animal feeding operations in the state.
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.
A multi-media approach to managing the nutrients associated with large scale confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is vital to solving the critical problem of eutrophication, where excessive nutrients in a body of water fuel the growth of algae, creating dense algae blooms that rob aquatic life of sunlight and dissolved oxygen.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are becoming a horrifically polluting hallmark of competitive agriculture.