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Confined Animal Feeding Operation

  • By: Edmund M. Harris
  • In: Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Environmental Policy

Commonly abbreviated to CAFO, a confined (or concentrated) animal feeding operation is a category of animal-raising operation defined by particular quantities of livestock. The term CAFO originated as a regulatory category through which federal and state laws ...

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