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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feeder beef and feeder pig operations are both defined as an intensive livestock operation at the threshold number of 300;
farrow to finish sow operations are defined as an intensive livestock operation at the threshold number of 30 sows (which means there are considerably more than 30 actual animals);
Joining with other grassroots groups, HELP persuaded the Halifax County Board of Health Commissioners to adopt the state's first regulatory ordinance governing intensive livestock operations, as well as a 30-day moratorium on the construction of new hog farms.
Odor emissions from intensive livestock operations (ILOs) originate from three main sources: animal waste field application, production buildings and manure treatment or holding facilities such as anaerobic lagoons.
Agronix's technologies convert organic wastes, such as animal manures from intensive livestock operations, sewer sludge, and waste from industrial food production and processing, into value-added organic fertilizers and soil amendments.
Intensive livestock operations, health, and quality of life among eastern North Carolina residents.
At one extreme, if there is a failure to recognize legitimate community interests, intensive livestock operations will be established with a minimum of community involvement and regulation so that over time farmers are likely to face increasing harassment and corresponding legal action over issues related to air and water contamination.
Levine, Re: Nitrate Well Water Testing Project Near Intensive Livestock Operations (Dec.

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