Intensive farming

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Intensive farming Minimising energy loss
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Intensive farms are profitable Maximise output by various methods Specially bred animals for high growth rates High digestibility diets that can include growth hormones and antibiotics if needed
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Methodology Wanted : Maximum output for minimum input High growth – low input Energy costs money- so waste as little as possible whether from the animal itself or the environment in which it is kept
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Poultry – battery hens Restricted movement High production diet Controlled environment
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Pig battery Restricted movement High digestibility diet Hormones for growth added Controlled environment
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Pig farms - indoor Many pigs occupy small space – pigs per square metre Keep each other warm Is it ethical?????? Animal welfare????
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What’s more important to you – the consumer Quality of your food? Cost of your food?
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