Factory farming has been defined as the process of raising animals at a high stocking density where the farm operates as a factory. That definition is very loose and certainly subject to interpretation. The term factory farming also suggests the raising of animals by large multinational companies, with little care for the animals. In Canada, both chickens and beef are raised primarily on family farms. Cargill sources our beef from independently owned cattle farms. The cattle spend most of their lives grazing on pasture and the later part of their lives in feedlots. While feedlots for beef cattle may be looked at by some as an example of what they call factory farming, a tour of one shows the animals have adequate feed, water and considerable room to move around.