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 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)

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

We're so excited to share a promotion our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner Panorama Grass-Fed Meats is running all month -- the #grassfedchallenge! Visit @panoramameats for recipes featuring their organic, grass-fed beef as well as cooking tips and giveaways. Post a photo of the meals you’ve prepared using grass-fed beef and tag #grassfedchallenge to be entered to win a prize!

Thanks Panorama for helping us #MakeitGAP! We're so proud to call you a G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partner. #beef #GrassFedBeef #grassfedmeat #beefrecipes #keto
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G.A.P. Partner Spotlight 777 Bison Ranch

Exciting news! We are so excited to announce that @777bisonranch is our first official G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bison ranch! 777 Bison Ranch is located in beautiful Hermosa, South Dakota and has been in the Hillenbrand family for over 40 years. Originally from Indiana, the Hillenbrand family bought the South Dakota ranch in the 70’s and the kids spent their summers there. The family decided to move there in 1980 when they purchased bison, and their bison herd had their first calves after the blizzard of 1983.

Mimi Hillenbrand now leads the operation, raising over 1,000 bison each year. Mimi believes deeply in the value of holistic management, grazing planning and protecting the soil and land as well as their animals. 777 Bison Ranch raises their bison on pasture year-round, earning G.A.P.’s Pasture Raised / Step 4 Animal Welfare Certification. Congratulations 777 Bison Ranch! We are so thrilled to have you on board.

Check out our recent blog to learn more about Mimi and the 777 Ranch >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-welcomes-777-bison-ranch/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #bison #regenerativeagriculture #bisonofinstagram
(Photo credit: Brusseau Productions)
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Care for some "jar-cuterie"? Yes, please! How cute is this little invention? Convert small mason jars into a fun appetizer or unique snack for the kids. Just make sure to #MakeitGAP and when it comes to the meats. We recommend G.A.P. Certified brands @laquercia and @olli_salumeria for your charcuterie. Enjoy!

Find more G.A.P. Certified on our "For Shoppers" page here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#charcuterie #snackbouquet #snackideas #appetizers
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Did you know that G.A.P.'s animal welfare standards are based in science and cover the entire lifecycle of the animal? That's why we audit every farm every 15 months - so our independent auditors can observe the animals through different seasons and through different life stages to ensure they are meeting our G.A.P. standards.

You'll also feel good knowing that every team member on our standards development team, as well as our Executive Director, holds advanced degrees in animal behavior science. When G.A.P. develops new standards and evolves existing ones, you can rest assured that the animal's wants and needs are at the center. We also rely on input from our Scientific Advisory Committee as we release new and revised animal welfare standards.

Learn more about our standards development process here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/ and when you're at the store, #MakeitGAP! (link in bio)

#farmanimalwelfare #sciencematters #makeadifference
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It's National Bloody Mary Day! Is it really any surprise that the best morning-after-party drink celebrates its big day on January 1st?! Be sure to #MakeitGAP and garnish with some G.A.P. Certified bacon. Cheers to 2021! 🍾🎉

#bloodymarytime #nationalbloodymaryday #happynewyear
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You guessed it... it's National Bacon Day! Seriously. How can you have a bad day if you add a little bacon to it?!? 🥓Bacon for breakfast, BLT for lunch, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner, and maple bacon cupcakes for dessert. Yep, sounds about right. Check out our G.A.P. Recipe page for ideas. Trust us, you'll be inspired. We even found a bacon lattice apple pie recipe!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes/ (link in bio)

Thanks for our G.A.P. Certified partners who help make it happen. @naturesrancher @americanpasturepork @beckerlaneorganic @coldspringranch @deckfamilyfarm @greenbrierfarms @organicprairie @karrofoodgroup @leidysmeats1893 @dubreton @mayfairfarmnh @mcdowellfarms @mosnerfambrands @newfashionpork @nimanranch @ranchollanoseco @schenkerfarms @thompsonfarms @villari_foods @reunionfoods

#MakeitGAP #bacon #baconlover #nationalbaconday
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Have you considered including G.A.P. in your charitable giving before the end of the year? There's still time to help us make an impact for farm animals.

According to the @aspca 95% of farm animals in the US are raised on factory farms. Every donation truly helps us move the needle. Funds go directly toward evolving our animal welfare standards through research and field-testing, as well as helping us bring new farms and brands into the program to broaden our impact.

Just remember that all gifts must be postmarked by December 31st, 2020 and all online transactions must be receipted before midnight on 12/31. Many employers also have matching gift programs so your impact is doubled.

Thank you for helping us end 2020 strong. As always, we appreciate your support. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/ (link in bio)

#donatetoday #donatenow #donate
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Leftover ham? Don't let it go to waste. Check out this delicious and easy recipe for ham and cheese pinwheels.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/ham-cheese-pinwheels/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #holidayham #hamrecipes #leftovers
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From our families to yours, we wish you a peaceful, healthy holiday season. Thank you for helping us make an impact on the lives of farm animals across the globe. ...

If you're unwinding over the next few days (or weeks) with a cocktail, check out this fun recipe for a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned... garnished with a strip (or 2) of G.A.P. Certified bacon of course! Happy Holidays everyone! And cheers to a new year!

RECIPE
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
3 dashes bitters
1 teaspoon water
2 ounces bourbon
Cooked bacon strips, for garnish

Add the maple syrup and bitters to a highball glass, add water and stir. Add a few large ice cubes and bourbon and stir to combine. Garnish with a strip of bacon. Enjoy!
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Well, it's the holiday season once again. For those celebrating Hanukkah, we hope you're having a joyful celebration this week. Christmas and Kwanzaa are just around the corner, so if you are looking for some celebration inspiration, check out our new blog on Celebrating the Holiday Season. We're hoping many of you will be able to enjoy some downtime as we bring 2020 to an end. Happiest of holidays from the G.A.P. team!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season/ (link in bio)

#holidayseason #holidays2020 #MakeitGAP #celebrate
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Starting to make plans for a special family holiday meal? Check out this mouth-watering recipe for herb roasted rack of lamb served with cranberry + mint chutney. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your lamb at the store!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/roasted-rack-lamb/ (link in bio)

#rackoflamb #holidaydinner #lambrecipes #holidayseason
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It's the last day of our 12 Days of G.A.P. Gifting! We hope our partner's food boxes have inspired you to get creative this year with your online shopping. Did you know that all chicken sold by @butcher_box is G.A.P. Certified? Check out their assortment of holiday boxes or make your own. Happy Holidays everyone!

https://www.butcherbox.com/shop/all-boxes

#MakeitGAP #butcherbox #chicken #holidaygifts #foodgifts
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Have you entered @openfarmpet's MVP Giveaway? Today is the last day! You could win FREE PET FOOD FOR A YEAR and they'll also donate 15,000 meals to a shelter of your choice. Enter to win here: https://bit.ly/2020OFMVPGIVEAWAY. Good luck! ...

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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Baldwin Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Beauchamp Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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, 2 & 3

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