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Check out the story of a farm mom and wife who asked her readers and social media following what the definition of a “factory farm” was.
The answer she got:
Here is a list that I gathered of the general specifications of a cattle factory farm:
- The cattle live in dirt pens.
- The cattle are fed by a tractor or some other type of machinery with the feed placed in feedbunks.
- The cattle are fed corn or some derivative of corn in addition to forages.
- There are more cattle per acre than in a pasture grazing situation.
- The higher concentration of cattle produces an odor or smell.
- The farm is classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation).
But, guess what? She admits that exactly what her family’s farm is.
Keep reading here about why she’s ok with being considered a “factory farmer.”