factory farm


factory farm
factory farm UK US noun [C] PRODUCTION
a building or set of buildings in which a lot of animals are kept in small spaces and fed particular types of food in order to produce meat and other animal products quickly and cheaply: »

About 9.5 million hogs are raised each year on 2,300 factory farms concentrated in North Carolina.


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