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)

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In celebration of #PetAppreciationWeek, thank you to all of our pet parents who look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when they shop for food for their dog or cat. We appreciate you *almost* as much as you appreciate your pet. 😊Love for your furry friend is another level. ❤️

Thank you to all of our G.A.P. Certified pet food brands for your commitment to farm animal welfare. You help us make a difference for farm animals every day. Open Farm Tender & True Pet Nutrition Halo Pets Nugget's Healthy Eats Earth Animal Freshpet Only Natural Pet Canidae Pet Food @trashlesspets @wholefoodsmarket

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

#animallovers #petlovers #petappreciation #petfood #animalwelfare #dogfood #dogfoodie #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #catfood #petfoodmatters
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It's Herbs & Spices Day! Ready to spice things up for grilling season? Check out our blog with lots of spice recommendations for all of the meats you love. Learn more here and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/time-to-spice-it-up/ (link in bio)

#spices #spiceitup #spicesandherbs #meat #marinades
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Is it getting warmer where you live? Ready to bring your meals outside to the patio? Or maybe host a few neighbors in your backyard? Us too! ☀️

Try this delicious chicken thigh and cucumber salad for a light entree this week. Topped with almonds and chopped mint, it's a great way to kick-off the summer grilling season.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-chicken-cucumber-salad/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #summer #summertime #summermeals #summersalads #chicken #salad #saladrecipes #salads #chickenthighs #grilling #summergrilling #saladseason #saladsofinstagram
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It's World Oceans Day! G.A.P. is putting the finishing touches on our new Farmed Salmon Standard and we can't wait to share it with you this month. We are so excited to extend our science-based standards into aquaculture. After all, fish deserve better welfare too. Message us, join our newsletter, or comment here if you're interested in learning more about this new initiative.

#worldoceansday #MakeitGAP #fishstandards #fishwelfare #farmedfish #farmedsalmon #farmedatlanticsalmon
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CONGRATULATIONS to G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners @labellepatrimoine, @adams_ranch_est._1937, @atkinsranch, and @applegate! They are winners of @wholefoods' Annual Supplier Awards. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to farm animal welfare. #MakeitGAP

#awards #awardsforexcellence #thankyou #thankafarmer #appreciationpost #appreciationtime #congrats
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It's almost Friday and you deserve a burger! Not just any ordinary burger, though. How about incorporating blue cheese crumbles and topping it with caramelized onions sauteed with Guinness beer? Yes, please. Add on a glaze made with a dash of your favorite whiskey, soy, ginger, and honey, and that's what we call NEXT LEVEL. We just left to head to the grocery store to make this STAT. 😋

Get the recipe here and #MakeitGAP when you shop for your meat! ⭐https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whiskey-glazed-bleu-cheese-burgers/ ⭐(link in bio)

#burger #burgertime #burgerlife #burgerlove #getinmybelly #grillingseason #grillmaster #mouthwateringgoodness
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BIG NEWS! Congratulations to our G.A.P. Summer is Back Giveaway prize WINNERS: Brigitte B. from Michigan, Joyce W. from Pennsylvania, and Aaron M. from Colorado! Your prizes will be on their way very soon! Thanks so much to everyone for entering and supporting G.A.P.! #MakeitGAP ...

Happy Memorial Day! Let us honor those who have served by remembering why we are celebrating. From all of us at G.A.P., thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

#memorialday #honorthefallen #thankyouforyourservice
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Happy Friday! Planning to grill this weekend? Pick up some G.A.P. Certified sirloin steaks and tomatoes and check out this recipe. Note: if you're enjoying a beer while you cook, add some to the tomato marinade. 🤷‍♀️Cheers to a great weekend!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-steaks-marinated-tomatoes/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #steak #meatlover #steaklover #steaktime #steaklife #meatrecipes #grillingrecipes #grilling #grillingsteaks #grillingseason #bbq #memorialdaybbq #memorialdayweekend
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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY! (So why not try a rhyming post?!)

Once upon a time in the month of June
All of the workers got off of Zoom
To return to the backyards of yesteryear
Where they once hosted friends they held so dear.

And do you know what these wise hosts decided to do?
They entered G.A.P.'s giveaway and told a friend or two.
They liked, they shared, they entered and prayed.
Knowing G.A.P.'s drawing would not be delayed.

And, how awesome, on Saturday when the contest was a wrap,
They received in their Inbox an email from G.A.P.!
Saying they had won a fabulous prize,
How they were picked from thousands of fans they couldn't surmise.

But they were happy they had done everything right,
They liked, and they shared, and they entered that night.
For anyone who enters can win - yes that means YOU,
So you can once again host that epic BBQ. 😉

It's the LAST DAY to enter. This could be you -- receiving the winning email and planning your next backyard bonanza. Wouldn't that be nice?

All entries are due by MIDNIGHT. Very best of luck to you all!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/

#giveaway #lastday #enternow #rhymetime #rhymeandreason #winning #prizedraw #prizegiveaway #prizewinner #prizepack
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Time is running out! Don't forget to enter our G.A.P. Summer Giveaway today and host the BBQ of the Century with your winnings! Today's featured partner is Rancho Llano Seco. They will be sending each winner a taco meat sampler and a salami sampler - perfect for an appetizer or a main dish. Don't delay! Like, share, and register your entries here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/. (link in bio)

Spread the word to your friends -- only 2 days left!

#MakeitGAP #taconight #tacos #tacomeat #tacotime #salami #giveaway #summergiveaway #entertoday #sweepstakes
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Only 3 days left to enter our G.A.P. Giveaway! 🥳Today's featured prize is from G.A.P. Certified partner, @wilseyranch. Wilsey Ranch Grass fed Beef will be sending 2 ribeye steaks, 2 lbs of grass-fed ground beef, 2 packages (4 each) of Osso Bucco, and 1 package of short ribs. Sounds like a jackpot to us!

All you have to do is like us, join our mailing list, or share with friends. View details and register your entries here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/!
(Link in bio.)

#MakeitGAP #giveaway #grassfedbeef #beef #meatlover #summergiveaway #grilling #winnerwinner #sweepstakes
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Happy Tuesday! Today's G.A.P. Giveaway spotlight is on long-time partner Cafe Spice. Cafe Spice is giving away 10 delicious packaged meals of your choice to each winner! Wow, that's 10 dinners or lunches... solved. Don't forget to tell a friend and enter today. Click and share the link below and keep your fingers crossed! The contest ends on Friday at midnight.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #giveaway #summergiveaway #meals #mealtime #winnerwinner #entertoday #sweepstakes
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Have the Monday blues? Take a break and enter our G.A.P. Giveaway! You could win a bundle of delicious G.A.P. Certified products that are sure to put a smile on your face. Today, we're highlighting the awesome prize bundle from @plainville_farms! They are giving away a roasting pan, meat thermometer, and a gift pack of branded merch to each winner. All you have to do is like, share, and follow.

Get the details here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/. (link in bio)

#giveaway #MakeitGAP #summergiveaway #winnerwinner
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Time for a Sunday picnic? Or a charcuterie board? G.A.P. Certified partner @olli_salumeria has you covered. You could win a variety of delicious antipasto trays, snack packs, and salami by entering our G.A.P. Summer Giveaway! Already entered? Tell your friends and family! There is almost $2,000 worth of delicious products up for grabs. Good luck everyone! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/summer-giveaway/

#giveaway #summergiveaway #salami #charcuterie #antipasto #forthewin #prizes #entertoday
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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

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

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

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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Redger Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 1 & 3 / Turkey, Step 1 & 2

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