factory farming

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factory farming

[′fak·trē ‚fär·miŋ]
(agriculture)
Raising livestock indoors under conditions of extremely restricted mobility.
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Wicker announced his intention to support legislation expected to be introduced this week to exempt all animal feeding operations and small farm operations from these reporting requirements.
18) Small, family-owned and operated farms began to transition into factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations ("CAFOs"), at the end of World War II when agricultural scientists worried about the supply of food for its citizens.
5) The EPA also designates certain AFOs as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) based on the confinement of large numbers of animals and the pollutant discharge.
EPA drops proposed CAFO pollutant guidance: The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed guidance on permitting obligations of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that discharge pollutants.
Then there's the stench from the manure at feedlots (which are called "concentrated animal feeding operations," or CAFOs), which can sicken nearby residents.
In many parts of the world "traditional" forms of animal agriculture have, to a certain extent, been replaced by a "landless", high-density, industrial-styled animal production system, exemplified by the phenomenon known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).
These inorganic phosphates, normally found in the breakdown of fertilizers, can enter water sources from runoffs of fields, wastewater, dairy farms, and animal feeding operations.
Two types of animal feeding facilities (AFFs) are required to be permitted in Ohio: concentrated animal feeding facilities (CAFFs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Many zoonotic disease outbreaks can be traced to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also known as factory farms.
Recently there has been an increased interest and awareness of the impact Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAF0s) and other animal/human waste producers have on the distribution of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs).
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, are the most rapidly growing system of farm animal production.