We care about you,
your animals,
and your business.

WHY ANIMAL WELFARE?

63%

OF CONSUMERS LOOK FOR LABELS THAT CALL OUT HOW THE ANIMAL WAS RAISED WHEN PURCHASING MEAT

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

46%

OF AMERICANS SAY THAT CLAIMS ON FOOD PRODUCTS HAVE A DIRECT INFLUENCE ON THEIR PURCHASE DECISION

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

93%

OF CONSUMERS SAY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS TO PROVIDE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT’S IN FOOD AND HOW IT’S MADE

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

Global Animal Partnership SurveyMonkey Audience study, June 2018

Nielsen Shopper Trend survey from Label Insight, October 2018

Food Management Institute (FMI) 2018 Transparency Study

Why Producers like Farmers and Ranchers Should Choose Global Animal Partnership

Why G.A.P.?

Why G.A.P.? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

G.A.P. develops and implements tiered standards for 8 farm animal species, impacting over 416 million animals annually.

Why G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

Every single farm is audited to our standards every 15 months.

Why G.A.P.? Technical Knowledge

Technical Knowledge

Our team not only have practical farm knowledge but also have advanced degrees in farm animal behavior and welfare.

Why G.A.P.: Market Demand

Market Demand

Consumers are demanding that farm animals be raised in environments that promote higher welfare.

Why G.A.P.? Marketing Support

Marketing Support

When you are G.A.P. certified, you have access to resources to help you promote your operation in the press, online, across social media, and at trade shows.

Our Standards

G.A.P.’s comprehensive standards are truly unique. They are developed with the specific animal in mind, and reflect the latest research in agricultural science combined with achievable, practical application.

G.A.P. Species: Beef Cattle

Beef

G.A.P. Species: Bison

Bison

G.A.P. Species: Broiler Chicken

Chickens

G.A.P. Species: Goat

Goats

G.A.P. Species: Egg-Laying Hens

Laying Hens

G.A.P. Species: Pigs

Pigs

G.A.P. Species: Sheep

Sheep

G.A.P. Species: Turkey

Turkey

STEPS TO GETTING YOUR FARM G.A.P. CERTIFIED

G.A.P. uses independent, third-party certifiers to audit our comprehensive standards and assign the appropriate animal welfare rating. Here are the 5 steps to getting your farm G.A.P. certified:

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 1

G.A.P. APPLICATION SUBMITTED

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 2

FARM PREPARES FOR INITIAL AUDIT

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 3

ON-SITE AUDIT PERFORMED BY CERTIFIER

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 4

G.A.P. ANIMAL WELFARE RATING ASSIGNED

Steps to Getting G.A.P. Certified: Step 5

STANDARDS MAINTAINED UNTIL NEXT AUDIT (15 MONTHS)

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

#MakeItGAP Recipes | With chilly weather here and it being #NationalSoupMonth, we want to share one of our team's favorite soup recipes including 🥓 bacon.🥓 Give this Bacon Tomato Soup recipe →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup a try using G.A.P. animal welfare certified bacon, of course.

What are your favorite soups to make that include meat? #soup #soupmonth #souprecipes #comfortfood #tomatosoup #bacon #baconrecipes #meatrecipes #foodie
...

18 1

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Since it's National #SlowCookingMonth, we're sharing one of our team's favorite chicken recipes.

Try this Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-dumplings (or see the recipes link in our bio) and be sure to look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label next time you buy chicken at the grocery store. #chicken #slowcooking #slowcooker #crockpot #slowfood #familydinner #comfortfood #chickenrecipes #recipes #meat #humanelyraised #cagefree #freerange #pastureraised #farmanimalwelfare #humanelyraisedchicken #chickenanddumplings
...

23 1

🍕Who is planning to have pizza this week for #NationalPizzaWeek?🍕 If you like meat as toppings on your pizza, will you #MakeItGAP by buying G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat at the grocery store?
Quality starts with better animal welfare. Learn more about our label and partners here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #pizza #meat #pizzapie #foodies #foodie #pizzaweek
...

16 0

As you plan your weekly grocery shops, will you #MakeItGAP when you buy meat?

G.A.P.’s label means that animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. The higher the number, the more the animal’s environment mimics its natural environment.
Learn more about why buying G.A.P. matters here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers, or see the link in our bio. #groceryhaul #mealplanning #familydinner #groundbeef #paleo #keto #farmanimalwelfare #grassfed #humanelyraised #pastureraised #antibioticfree #neverever #naturalshopper #healthyfamily #mindfulmomma #momlife #healthykids #mealprep #realfood #knowyourfood #nationalmeatmonth
...

44 0

Global Animal Partnership is the label you can trust. With G.A.P., every farm is audited to gain certification. Some other animal welfare certification programs only audit a small sample of farms annually. We feel this level of integrity is necessary, especially when considering the lifecycle of raising live animals.

Learn more about our program and label here globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers and #MakeItGAP next time you buy meat or eggs. #humanelyraised #meat #farmanimalwelfare #farm #sustainablefarming #food #sustainablefood #grassfedmeats
...

33 0

#MakeItGAP Recipes | Here are some of our favorite holiday entertaining #appetizer recipes: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes.
#NYE #Happy2020 #holidayparties #dinnerparty #recipes #bacon #lox #humanelyraisedmeat #foodie
...

12 0

Cheers to a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2020! #MakeItGAP #cheers #happynewyear ...

22 1

Hooray for #NationalBaconDay! 🥓🥓🥓🥓 #bacon #MakeItGAP #baconday #pork #humanelyraised #pastureraised ...

29 0

Happy Holidays from G.A.P.! As the holidays approach, we wanted to take a minute to thank you for being our loyal partners and fans. We are grateful for the work you all do to support our program.

We appreciate the hard work our farm partners put in day in and day out to raise their animals to our standards. We are grateful for our business partners who actively source G.A.P. raw materials and use our label on their packaging. And, lastly, we are thankful for all of our followers who #MakeitGAP when they are serving meat at the table.

Cheers to a peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2020! #humanelyraised #meat #eggs #meatbiz #meatindustry #farmer #rancher #poultry #farmanimalwelfare
...

16 0

Current Farm/Ranch Partners

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Adams Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Adena Poultry

August 15, 2017

Allen Harim

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

American Grassfed Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

American Pasture Pork

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

Arcadian Organic and Natural Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Atkins Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

Baldwin Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Bell & Evans

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Blue Goose Cattle Co

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Branch Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Brasstown Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Briar Woods Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

Caldwell Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Campo Lindo Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

Cattail Creek Lamb

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

Caviness Beef Packers

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Cold Spring Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Coleman Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken Step 2, 3 (ORG), 5

Country Natural Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Desert Mountain Grassfed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Diestel Turkey Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1, 3 & 5

Les Viandes du Breton

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

Eel River Organic Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Fair Farm

Farms & Ranches: Laying Hens, Step 5+

Field Gate Organics

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

First Nature Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

FreeBird Chicken

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Frontiere Natural Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Grassfed Livestock Alliance

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Grayson Natural Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Greenbrier Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd. (Cape Grim)

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Hawaii Big Island Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Hearst Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Heritage Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1, 4 (seasonal)

Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

High Country Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Hunter Cattle Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Jaindl

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2, Turkey Step 3 Organic

Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Joyce Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2

Karro Food Ltd

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

Koch’s Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 3

Lasater Grasslands Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Leidy’s

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

Llano Seco Rancho

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

Malheur River Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

Maple Hill

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Marksbury Farm Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 4 / Beef, Step 4

Mayfair Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

McDowell Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

Meyer Natural Angus

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1

Michigan Turkey Producers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Miller Poultry

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Misty Knoll Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2

Niman Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

Northern Pride

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Organic Prairie

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

Overbrook Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

Panorama Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pennbrook Acres Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

Perigo Hay & Cattle

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Pitman Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2, 3 & 5 / Turkey, Step 3 (ORG), 5 (ABF)

Plainville Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1 (ABF), 2 (ORG)

Pozzi Ranch Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Proffitt Family Cattle Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Rossdown Natural Foods (Victorian Acres)

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Schenker Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

Shenandoah Valley Organic

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

Simply Grazin’

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Simpson Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Southern Natural Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Thompson Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 5+

TK Natural Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1

Villari Brothers

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

Virginia Poultry Growers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Wayne Farms

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 2

Western Grassfed Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

White Oak Pastures

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 5 / Turkey, Step 5+ / Beef, Step 4, 5+ / Pork, Step 4

Whitewater Processing Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 / Turkey, Step 2