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Vast factory farms a step closer after ministers order research into ‘sustainable intensification’ of the livestock industry

Friday 20 May 2011

A new generation of vast pig and dairy factory farms look set be built.

Ministers have ordered a research project on how to pursue what they call ‘sustainable intensification’ of the livestock industry.

In practice this will mean the building of mega dairy farms, or units, populated by as many as 8,000 cows that are milked around the clock and spend most of their lives inside.

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‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated’ – Mahatma Gandhi