Definition of factory farm in English:

factory farm


  • See factory farming

    • ‘The life expectancy of the average cow in natural conditions is about 25-30 years; on the typical factory farm, where well over half of U.S. milk cows reside, they live only four to five years.’
    • ‘This 5,600-cow factory farm has successfully negotiated an exemption to the organic requirement that cows have access to pasture, based upon Colorado's arid climate.’
    • ‘By contrast, a factory farm, milking 3,000 cows, stanchioned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in a barn, and run with hired help, can make a good profit.’
    • ‘Think of probiotics as a sort of immune booster for the shellfish, which enables them to cope with the stresses and infections of a crowded life in a factory farm.’
    • ‘The intent of a factory farm is to raise as many animals as possible in the shortest amount of time and in the smallest amount of physical space.’