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your animals,
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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 ApproachWhy 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.? IntegrityWhy G.A.P.? Integrity

Integrity

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

Why G.A.P.? Technical KnowledgeWhy 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 DemandWhy 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 SupportWhy 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.

Beef

Bison

Chickens

Goats

Laying Hens

Pigs

Sheep

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)

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It's still National Chicken Month. When was the last time you made a big steaming pot of chicken and dumplings? No better time than the present.

Print out or save this slow cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe now and don't forget to #MakeitGAP! Get in my belly...

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-dumplings/

#nationalchickenmonth #chickenrecipes #betterchicken
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Did you know? 78% of all cattle ranches in the G.A.P. program are third-party certified to our Pasture Raised / Step 4 animal welfare standards. Almost eight years ago, we piloted a program with @countrynaturalbeef to move cattle out of feedlots to be finished on pasture. And it worked. Collaboration and innovation truly are the catalysts for change in the industry. Thank you to all of our partners helping us change the way our food is raised. #MakeitGAP

#farmanimalwelfare #pastureraisedbeef #cleaneating
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight Feltman's of Coney Island

This month, we’re happy to shine the spotlight on a new G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner, Feltman’s of Coney Island Hot Dogs -- America’s first hot dog!

It all started in 1867 when Charles Feltman, a German baker, introduced the world's first hand-held Frankfurter hot dog on a long bun to Coney Island beachgoers as a convenient way to enjoy sausages without plates or silverware. First sold from his simple pie cart, Feltman's hot dogs were an instant sensation.

Nearly 150 years later, in 2015, two Brooklyn brothers, Michael and Joe Quinn revived Feltman's boardwalk favorite in honor of their middle brother, Jimmy, who lost his life on 9/11—and the *original* original hot dog was reborn. Today, Feltman’s 100% natural all-beef hot dogs are inspired by Charles Feltman's boardwalk favorite—with no artificial nitrates or ingredients. Delicious on the grill and in a wide variety of at-home recipes, they are sold in thousands of supermarkets across the US.

You can find @feltmansconeyisland G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified hot dogs in your local @wholefoods store. So, look for them this week and enjoy the true original. Bon appétit! #MakeitGAP!

#hotdog #coneyisland #hotdoglover
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It's beginning to feel like fall. If you aren't able to visit the pumpkin patch or the apple orchard this year, you can still cook a meal that tastes like fall. This easy, one-pot dinner will have the whole family wanting more. Can't you just smell the savory flavors in this photo? TIme to update your grocery list and #MakeitGAP.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/apple-cider-glazed-chicken/

#fallrecipes #easydinner #chickenrecipes
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To wrap up National Dog Week, we have one more special pup to introduce - G.A.P. team member Frances' border collie mix, Sparky. This 11-year-old athlete follows his humans everywhere - they are his human ball launchers, of course. Once this determined pup spots a ball, nothing - not even food - will stop him from dropping the ball at his family's feet and barking until it is in flight. He will fetch for hours... and hours. Ah, border collies and their never-ending energy. Have a border collie? Tag us!

To learn more about how G.A.P. works with pet food brands to source animal welfare certified ingredients with NO antibiotics and NO growth hormones, check out our pet page:

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #GAPpets #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #Nationaldogweek
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Meet Shifty, G.A.P. team member Shannon's boxer/hound mix. Adorable, right? Shifty's favorite things include swimming and chasing living things of all shapes and sizes: ducks, squirrels, geese, deer, muskrats, and bumblebees. In just six short years of life, Shifty has acquired a taste for the finer things in life and prefers mild brie. (Thank you very much.) May we suggest some fig jam and G.A.P. Certified lamb to go with that? 😆

Learn more about pet food brands using G.A.P. Certified ingredients here >>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #GAPpets #brie #nationaldogweek #dogsofinstagram
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Time to meet Charles, G.A.P. team member Kate's Jack Russell Terrier. When this confident 14-year-old isn't sleeping, he's chasing squirrels and keeping his mom safe. Charles may just have nine lives - he already spent one of them when he survived being run over by a horse. Yikes! Any other feisty doggos out there? Tag us in your pics.

Learn more about G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified brands here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #GAPpets #jackrusselterrier #dogsofinstagram
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Meet Jedi, team member Chrissy's German Shepherd / Beagle mix. Just over one year old, this spoiled watchdog enjoys snacking on remote controls and ridding the patio of evil insects. He loves a ride in the car, people, other dogs, and G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified @freshpet dog food. This fearless pup even took on a snake to protect his humans. That's love. 💙

Check out the pet food brands who are G.A.P. Certified here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#nationaldogweek #MakeitGAP #GAPpets #dogsofinstagram
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Next up in our National Dog Week spotlight is Axl Rose, team member Diane's fearless 9-year-old Min-Pin (Miniature Pinscher) rescue. He spends his days plotting the demise of his nemesis, Bobo, their neighbor's Min-Pin. Axl is loaded with personality and is quite the dapper dresser. 🏆

For more info about G.A.P. Certified pet food and brands, check out our pet page at https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/.

And tag us in your pet photos! #MakeitGAP #GAPpets #dogsofinstagram #nationaldogweek
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It's National Dog Week! Time to schedule some extra walks and snuggles with your best furry friend(s). To celebrate, we're switching up our Insta feed to introduce our G.A.P. team pets to you.

Up first is Gil, team member Kate's 8-year-old border collie. This chill guy likes to play with any kind of ball, frisbee, toy etc. as long as it can be thrown and fetched. He's become an expert swimmer since moving to Texas... oh don't all of us Texans need a body of water in the summer heat?!

We'd love to meet your pup too! Please add one here or tag us with your photos. You can also check out our new pet page celebrating our awesome G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pet brands. Happy Dog Week!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/

#MakeitGAP #dogsofinstagram #doglover #nationaldogweek
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Nearing the end of the week and tired of cooking? Back-to-school grind starting to set in? Time for a yummy casserole the whole family will love.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-alfredo-casserole/

#casserole #easydinners #MakeitGAP
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Football is BACK! Are you ready for the games tonight? How about making some crispy peppercorn chicken wings? Marinate at least 1 hour before for best results. Time to get in the kitchen between Zoom meetings. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/peppercorn-chicken-wings/

#chickenwings #chickenwingslover #footballfood #MakeitGAP
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For the past week we have been thinking of the people, the land, and the animals affected by the devastating wildfires across California and Oregon. Special thoughts for the continued safety of our ranching partners there. Thank you to the firefighters for working so tirelessly. ...

As a follow-up to our announcement of the broiler chicken study recently being completed, G.A.P. is publishing a series of blogs to help frame the issue and share insights from the research.

In order to live up to our mission of helping change the way our food is raised, we believe that recommendations developed in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and supported by science is the key to continued, sustainable change.

Check out our first installment "Why should you care about broiler chicken welfare?" and stay tuned for more posts as we forge a new path for the modern day broiler.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-should-you-care-about-broiler-chicken-welfare/

#MakeitGAP #farmanimalwelfare #betterchickenproject
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Current Farm/Ranch Partners

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Adams Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Adena Farms

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

Beauchamp 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

Chuck Howley’s Happy Hollow Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Cold Spring Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Coleman Natural Foods

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

Cooks Venture

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 4

Country Natural Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Deck Family Farm

Farms & Ranches: Pork, 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 2

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

Redger Farms

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