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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As a result of these changes in poultry production, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) produce far more waste than can be managed by land disposal within the regions where it is produced.
1, makes it a crime to operate a drone over "concentrated animal feeding operations," as well as telecommunication facilities and certain oil and gas facilities.
Non-organic dairy comes from the milk of animals that have been raised in concentrated animal feeding operations. There is concern over these animals being regularly given pharmaceuticals such as man-made hormones that induce milk production.
(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.
In many parts of the world "traditional" forms of animal agriculture have, to a certain extent, been replaced by a "landless", high-density, industrial-styled animal production system, exemplified by the phenomenon known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).
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).
Fox said she started advocating for animals after studying the environmental effects of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Since the region contains both concentrated animal feeding operations and a sizable human population, natural-resource managers are concerned about the diverse number of E.
Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms, are the most rapidly growing system of farm animal production.

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