CAFO

abbreviation or noun

CA·​FO ˈkā-(ˌ)fō How to pronounce CAFO (audio)
plural CAFOs
: a concentrated animal feeding operation
CAFOs are agricultural facilities that house and feed a large number of animals in a confined area for 45 days or more during any 12-month period.Cynthia Sewell

Word History

First Known Use

1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of CAFO was in 1995

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Cite this Entry

“CAFO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CAFO. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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