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Livestock Super Farms

Published Thursday, March 15, 2012

This POSTnote examines the current issues surrounding intensification of livestock production in the UK.

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UK dairy and pig farmers have recently put forward plans to establish very large livestock facilities or super farms. Such proposals have proven to be controversial. This POSTnote examines the current issues surrounding intensification of livestock production in the UK.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy, Countryside, Environmental protection, Food, Planning, Pollution

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