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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Innovation is one of G.A.P.'s core values. We are always looking for ways to leverage technology to make the handling of animals raised to our standards more effective and efficient. That's why we've partnered with @herddogg, a technology partner who is helping G.A.P. develop a custom app for performing animal assessments in real-time on-farm. We are currently piloting the app with our new Dairy Standard and excited to understand the possibilities of incorporating the technology with more partners. Raising animals is a complex business. If technology can help both the farmer, the Certifier, AND the animal, we are all in.

Check out the recent press release announcing the G.A.P. / HerdDogg partnership.

https://www.prweb.com/releases/global_animal_partnership_partners_with_herddogg_launches_dairy_standard/prweb18272646.htm (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #technology #innovation #leveragingtechnology #farmanimalwelfare #farmanimals #makinganimpact
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Looking for another easy recipe that only requires one pan? We have another winner! Break out your sheet pan and make this delicious pork tenderloin and balsamic roasted vegetables recipe this week. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-pork-tenderloin/ (link in bio)

#weeknightmeals #easyrecipes #porkloin #porklovers #sheetpandinner #dinnerisserved #familydinner #porkrecipe #porkrecipes
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What we all need now is some comfort food, am I right?? Here's a one-pot meal that is sure to hit the spot. All you need is G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground beef, beef stock, and lots of veggies. (Skip the kidney beans to make it Keto-friendly.) Great for a weeknight meal, or double it for a bigger gathering.

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/hearty-beef-cabbage-soup/

#MakeitGAP #beefrecipes #familymeals #easyrecipes #groundbeef #beeflovers #soup #soupseason #fallcooking #souprecipes
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We can't wait to participate in the Pet Sustainability Coalition #ImpactUnleashed virtual conference tomorrow! G.A.P. Executive Director, Anne Malleau, will be speaking about the G.A.P. program and will be joined by several of our partners in a panel about farm animal welfare and sustainability. If you're attending, message us!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sustainability #petindustry #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters #petfood
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Very best wishes to all of our Canadian team members, partners, and friends for a day filled with delicious food, fellowship, and fun!

#MakeitGAP #canadianthanksgiving #happycanadianthanksgiving #givethanks #thankful #familytime #familymeals
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In 2020, pet ownership rose to a new high -- 70% of households. Pets are truly a part of the family, don't you agree? If you 've been in a pet store lately, you've probably noticed the pet aisle is changing... for the better. We all care deeply about the food and treats we are feeding our pets and, today, there are more options than ever. Doesn't it make you feel good knowing that a growing number of pet brands are sourcing G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ingredients for their products? After all, ALL animals matter. Look for the G.A.P. Certified label when you shop for your pet. And check out our latest blog about the changes in pet food and why you should shop for brands raising the bar. >>>>>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-animal-welfare-certification-because-all-animals-matter/ (link in bio)

@tenderandtruepet @openfarmpet @halopets @canidaepetfood @nuggetshealthyeats @freshpet @earthanimal1979 @wild.patagonian

#MakeitGAP #petfood #certifcationmatters #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #doglover #catlover #dogfood #catfood #responsiblysourced #animalwelfare #sustainability #petindustry
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Find yourself making the same recipes week in and week out? Time to mix it up... and spice it up! There's a new sauce in town - and it's called harissa. Find it in the international food section of your grocery store and you'll be glad you did. It's a fiery sauce made up of red chiles, garlic, citrus, and other spices. You can also search for a harissa sauce recipe (or paste) to make your own. Then, spread it under the skin of your favorite G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bone-in chicken pieces - we love thighs - and get ready for a dinner fiesta. Check out this recipe for an easy sheet pan dinner and make your grocery list! >>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sheet-pan-harissa-chicken-dinner/

#MakeitGAP #chickenrecipes #dinnerrecipes #easydinners #easyrecipes #spiceitup #harissasauce #harissachicken #chickenrecipe #easymeals #harissachicken #tastyfood
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In anticipation of our Broiler Breeds announcement next week (and because it's the last day of Chicken Month!), we'd like to share some information with you about G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project. We've been fielding inquiries from our company email, and from partners and other stakeholders, so we included those questions and answers in our most recent blog. Check it out and stay tuned on our social channels and Better Chicken Project page for more announcements.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/questions-about-gaps-better-chicken-project-we-have-answers/

#betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #innovation #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming #poultryfarming
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Looking for an easy weeknight dinner recipe that's sure to please? Try this yummy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole dish. Yes, we know, we had you at "tater tot". 😋 Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for your chicken. Hint, hint: the rotisserie chickens at Whole Foods Market are G.A.P. Certified -- and all you have to do is debone and shred to make this recipe even easier. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole/

#MakeitGAP #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #easyrecipes #weeknightdinner #familydinner #chickenlovers #tatertots #comfortfood
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G.A.P. exists to positively impact the lives of farm animals raised for food. G.A.P.'s detailed, comprehensive standards include requirements related to the animal's environment, diet, and overall management from birth to harvest.

The purpose of G.A.P.'s #BetterChickenProject is to better understand the impact of broiler chicken genetics on the animals' overall welfare, and how we can use this data to reinvent the modern day broiler. Breed is the final piece in the overall broiler chicken welfare puzzle. With our commitment to both continuous improvement and a science-based approach, we will be publishing our new broiler breed assessment protocol and revising our Broiler Chicken Standards in 2022 to include a growing list of acceptable breeds eligible for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification.

Check out our Better Chicken Project for more information and ongoing updates. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/

#MakeitGAP #betterchicken #certificationmatters #farmanimalwelfare #chicken #chickenfarming
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It's officially fall! Time to grab your stockpot and make some soup! G.A.P.'s headquarters are in Texas, so naturally, our first fall soup recipe is Chicken Tortilla Soup -- made with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken, of course! Make it this weekend while you watch football, and make extra for next week's lunches. We can smell it simmering already. Enjoy!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/best-chicken-tortilla-soup/

#MakeitGAP #chickentortillasoup #chickensoup #souptime #happyfall #happyfriday #happyfallyall #chickenrecipes #chickenrecipe #souprecipes
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It's National Cheeseburger Day! I mean, do we really need another excuse to have a burger?! Of course we do. Just make sure to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label and #MakeitGAP when you buy your ground meat. Whether you prefer beef, bison, turkey, or chicken, the end result is a juicy patty of yum. Have a great weekend!

One of our favorite burger recipes... get it here>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/brunch-burger-avocado-bacon-egg/

#nationalcheeseburgerday #burgers #cheeseburgers #burgerrecipes #beeflover #turkeylover #chickenlover #bisonlover #burgerlover #burgerlove #cheeseburgerday #yesplease
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It's Farm Animal Awareness Week. At G.A.P., our vision is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior.... AND a world where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling. Help us impact the lives of farm animals by looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP #FarmAnimalAwarenessWeek

Learn more about our mission here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/. (link in bio)
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Did you know that chickens represent 90% of all farm animals processed for meat annually? That's a huge number. G.A.P. is working to get more farms into our program to positively impact the millions of chickens raised for food each year. Many companies have pledged their support for the Better Chicken Commitment, an initiative started by advocacy groups including @ASPCA and @ciwf to source G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken under our new breed and welfare standards. Generating demand through corporate commitments means that supply will come - supply in the form of more farms committed to G.A.P. animal welfare standards.

Change takes time and patience, but we are committed to reinventing the modern-day broiler to achieve better welfare outcomes for millions of chickens raised for food each year.

Want to read more about chickens and why you should care? Check out our blog post here >>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/why-should-you-care-about-broiler-chicken-welfare/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #betterchickenproject #betterchicken #broilerchickens #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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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

Crescent Bar F LLC

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 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

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

LaBelle Patrimoine

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

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:
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)

Pozzi Ranch Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Patagonian Grass-Fed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, 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

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

Watrous Valley Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

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