A farmer with a small herd has more interactions with each individual animal, than a confined animal feeding operation worker," Volheim explains.
What does CAFO stand for?
CAFO stands for Confined Animal Feeding Operation
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We have 5 other meanings of CAFO in our Acronym Attic
- Cultural Arts Foundation North West (est. 1985; Poulsbo, WA)
- Catholic Action for Native America
- Coded Aperture Fast Neutron Analysis
- Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (Australia)
- College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
- Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators
- Church Alliance for Orphans (Namibia)
- Command Accounting and Finance Office
- Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
- Confidential Admiralty Fleet Order (UK)
- Consent Agreement and Final Order (law)
- Collectif des Associations et ONGs (Organisations Non Gouvernementales) Féminines du Burundi (French: Collective of Women's Associations and NGOs of Burundi)
- Centre Académique de Formation Continue (French: Academic Center for Continuing Education)
- Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
- Catholic Association for Overseas Development (London, England, UK)
- Central Africa Federation of the Disabled (Cameroon)
- Centre d'Animation et de Formation Pédagogique (French: Center for Animation and Educational Training; Côte d'Ivoire)
- Calar Alto Faint Object Spectrograph
- California Academy of Family Physicians
- Canadian Association of Financial Planners
Samples in periodicals archive:
The bishops of Ohio last year published a statement in support of industrialized animal production in that state -- specifically in support of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) -- and recommended that Ohioans vote yes in last November's state election for Referendum Issue 2, which created the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board animal welfare committee.
The Timberline Farms-owned confined animal feeding operation is reported to have housed 9,000 piglets and approximately 2,000 sows.
Cows still occasionally graze in pastures; however, most animals destined for human bellies are now produced in confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
Factory Farming and Feed Lots A nother side effect of modern agribusiness is that instead of raising livestock and crops together, animals are now raised on enormous Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), while crops are mass-produced on separate farms.
Confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) can pollute the surrounding air with malodorous compounds, bacteria, fungi, and endotoxin.
Although Jensen Farms, producer of the cantaloupes, does not use pesticides, it is located in Prowers County, Colorado, which has a very high concentration of confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).