1. concentrated animal feeding operation: an animal agricultural enterprise where hundreds of dairy cows, or thousands of chickens, pigs, or cattle are raised and fed in a confined environment at least 45 days per year, rather than being dispersed and feeding in fields or other open areas.

Origin of CAFO

First recorded in 1990–95; by shortening

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