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Missouri's got some hog industrial farms -- Premium Standard Farms is the next county over from me. The county administrators love it because of the jobs and taxes; its neighbors hate it because of the smell and waste problems. Missouri's beef is mostly grass fed for all but the last month or so, since grazing is all a lot of our land is good for. (Or growing sawgrass for biodiesel; but they don't do that yet.)<br><br><br><br>
Nebraska is chock full of cattle feed lots -- or so it seems driving across it.<br><br><br><br>
Arkansas seems to pretty much *belong* to Tyson. Their semi-serf chicken farmers are all over northern Arkansas with spillover into southern Missouri.<br><br><br><br>
All of these I've seen have been while driving off the beaten path on two-lane blacktops. I get the feeling you won't see much of them from interstates.
 

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Most "cows" (beef cattle) are from smaller farms but these are often sold to feedlot operations for final finishing (fattening) before slaughter. Most of their life they will spend on a smaller farm or ranch, but the end of it is often at a larger operation and larger slaughterhouse, though some are locally processed.<br><br><br><br>
Most egg farms are factory operations, as are most meat poultry operations.<br><br><br><br>
There are very few small dairies anymore. My area used to be full of small dairies but they were all put out of business a few decades ago.
 

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"We have a one-time capacity of <b>15,000</b> head. Each pen is clean and well drained."<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.moralesfeedlot.com/" target="_blank">http://www.moralesfeedlot.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
"GFL has a total capacity of approximately 8,000 head. We have individual lots with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 head each. The smaller pen sizes allow us to efficiently handle smaller feeders who are otherwise not served by some larger feedlots. Each pen features sloped, earthen mounds and concrete aprons to maximize drainage and control the effects of lot conditions on your cattles performance."<br><br><br><br>
with pictures of the feedlots<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.gregoryfeedlots.com/" target="_blank">http://www.gregoryfeedlots.com/</a>
 

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I live in DC, and in parts of maryland there are those wholesome little farms. However, on the eastern shore of Maryland (far away from everybody) there are factory farms. I was driving down this one long road, hardly anybody else driving and I start seeing dead chickens in the road. Shortly there after I passed the Purdue plant (if I remember correctly, it was purdue). They purposefully keep these factory farms out of the mainstream. Also, I think a lot of the little farms are organic.
 

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I belive there are planty in Colorado. I am in Boston so I rarely see any farms at all. But from what I read Colorado is a big one and of course Arkansas which was mentioned already.
 

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Yep they are pretty well hidden from the general public. Here in S. Cal they have chicken farms/ranches in Cherry Valley near Palm Springs. You can't see whats going on though. All you can see are really long sealed up buildings with the name of the ranch on a sign in front.<br><br><br><br>
Just as others have mentioned above...Arkansas has plenty of them hidden away. When I was in Arkansas they had ads offering free housing and a small wage for people to live on these ranches and raise the chickens until the truck came to get them for the slaughterhouse.
 

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I've driven through incredibly stinky parts of California that seem to have vast numbers of cows in a comparatively small area.
 

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I live in DC, and in parts of maryland there are those wholesome little farms. However, on the eastern shore of Maryland (far away from everybody) there are factory farms. I was driving down this one long road, hardly anybody else driving and I start seeing dead chickens in the road. Shortly there after I passed the Purdue plant (if I remember correctly, it was purdue). They purposefully keep these factory farms out of the mainstream. Also, I think a lot of the little farms are organic.</div>
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Not so far away from everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
There are many chicken operations on the shore, not so much that they are "out of the way". Trust me they really don't give a rat's behind. However, because of the amount of property, the farmland in not on the main drags.<br><br><br><br>
One of Perdue's processing plants is right on the main drag (Rt 50, which runs from the atlantic ocean all the way to the pacific). Because of all the stop lights in Salisbury they built a bypass to devert traffic to help with congestion. So unless you come down the business route or are fairly local to the area you may not see them. Mountaineer is on the main drag (rt 113) in delaware. It is so so sad seeing the big trucks carring the crates of jam packed chickens down the road. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Animal Liberation Front has a list of factory farms on their website somewhere. I saw a link to it somewhere online but I don't remember where it is, I'm sorry.
 

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Maybe they're just not as visible, but they're there. Drive around say, Oklahoma, and you'll find a whole bunch of dairy industry factory farms (some beef ones too). When I lived in MI, I was not far from a giant turkey hell.<br><br><br><br>
From the outside of some of these places though, you wouldn't know what they were.
 

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I have never seen one or even driven by one, that is another reason my peeps here are so far removed from it. I can't even imagine driving by one of these places everyday and smelling the stench or seeing the truckloads of chickens/turkeys go by, that is just morbid.
 

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In California on Highway 4 between Farmington and Angels Camp there are huge turkey farms on the north side of the highway.
 
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