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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bishops in "For I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Food," in which they wrote, "Catholic teaching about the stewardship of creation leads us to question certain farming practices, such as the operation of massive confined animal feeding operations.
Airborne antibiotic resistant and nonresistant bacteria and fungi recovered from two swine herd confined animal feeding operations.
The potential impact of flooding on confined animal feeding operations in eastern North Carolina.
This fact, together with the barbaric, inhumane treatment of these sentient beings, will always make me wonder why confined animal feeding operations even exist.
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.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are becoming a horrifically polluting hallmark of competitive agriculture.
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.
About Bion: Founded in 1989, Bion provides waste management solutions to agriculture, focusing on livestock waste from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), such as large dairy and hog farms.
The Company estimates an organization of approximately 30 existing participating companies in the United States where the concentration of confined animal feeding operations is greatest.
The result of this research and development effort is that the Bion NMS is now a true platform-technology, capable of supporting the same functions as a utility for large-scale Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO): waste and water treatment, solids removal and energy production.