- Animal factories
- CAFOs (Farms)
- Concentrated animal feeding operations
- Confined animal feeding operations
- Factory farming
- Factory-sized livestock farms
- Farm factories
- Industrial livestock farms
- Livestock factories
- Mega-livestock farms
Earlier Established Forms
- Livestock factories
- found: Taylor, A.M. Magpies, monkeys and morals, 1999: CIP data ("since the 1950s the scale and the efficiency of factory-farming in the Western world has increased enormously")
- found: Web. 3 (factory farm: a farm managed and operated like a factory)
- found: LC database, May 17, 1999 (livestock factories; factory farming; animal factories; factory farms. Heading Livestock factories assigned to these titles)
- found: Factory farming WWW site, May 17, 1999 (factory farming)
- found: F.A.R.M. Bibliography about Livestock Factories (Illinois) WWW site, May 17, 1999 (livestock factories; factory farming; mega-livestock farms; factory-sized livestock farms)
- found: America's Animal Factories ... Introduction and Executive Summary WWW site, May 17, 1999 (animal factories; industrial livestock farms; factory farms)
- found: Large-scale livestock and poultry animal confinement facilities WWW site, May 17, 1999 (farm factories; animal factories)
- found: National Trust for Historic Preservation website, Sept. 12, 2007 (article: Factory farms and America's rural heritage: factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs); factory farms use industrial production techniques to raise thousands of animals in one location; typical factory farm consists of several large metal buildings and adjacent sewage lagoons)
- found: National Resources Defense Council website, Sept. 12, 2007 (article: America's animal factories: in the past twenty years, industrial livestock farms have been replacing traditional family-sized farms that once raised most U.S. poultry, swine and cattle; typical hog factory farm has several metal barns, each containing several hundred to several thousand animals tightly confined cheek by jowl)
- found: Wikipedia, Jan. 22, 2008 (Feedlot: a feedlot or feedyard is a type of Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) (also known as "factory farming") which is used for finishing livestock, notably beef cattle, prior to slaughter)
- 1986-02-11: new
- 2008-05-31: revised
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