On large farms are the animals treated with respect and managed to promote their natural instinctive behaviors?
Having animals in close proximity cuts down on labor and other expenses.
Calf Hutches Massive Scale
The economy of scale allows large farms to feed grains and highly refined feed using TMR (totally mixed rations) equipment. In conjunction with migrant and hired labor, this gives massive farms a competitive advantage over family-scale organic operations.
Long Bunks for feeding and labor efficiency.
These young ones will live their lives without a name. Just a Number.
Feedlot conditions exist on many of the suspect factory farms pasture is required for organic certification.
Cattle purchased at auction from many, many different dairy farms are all brought together risking the spread of disease.
Cattle are fed out of a trough instead of gaining some of their nourishment, naturally, from eating fresh grass and other forages on pasture.