It is important to realize that to keep prices low, modern farming uses "assembly line" techniques.
What needs to concern us most is what the animals are fed, beacause that can and does affect us, and that the animals are cleaned of regularly of waste and certainly before slaughter, because that does always affect us: e coli etc.
If one wants "country farm story book" raised animals, expect to pay $20 lb for common hamburger, $50 lb for a great steak or roast, and chickens at $7 lb etc.
Food prices for meat have remained very low over the years because we have mass produced their raising. For a person to harp on how veal is raised or fois gras is made seems irrelevant as we are happy to eat chicken wings, baby back ribs, stone crab claws, etc.