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

If you're a football fan, you're probably still thinking about the playoff games you watched last weekend. Wow, what a weekend. (We see you, Josh Allen.) Planning to watch again this weekend? We have a recipe that's sure to please - jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket. Genius idea we found at Host the Toast and couldn't wait to share.

p.s. - you don't have to be a football fan to love these cocktail weenies masquerading as jalapeno poppers. Spicy cheesy meaty goodness. Yummmm.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jalepeno-popper-pigs-blanket/ (link in bio)

Bonus tip: you can make them with cut-up hot dogs, sausages, or whatever meat you're craving. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

#recipeideas #hotdoglover #meatlover #jalapenopoppers #nflplayoffs #footballweekend #eatdrinkandbemerry
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Driving change is hard. North American food production has been based on efficiency and yields. It's time to rethink how your food is raised. You're probably paying more for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label on your favorite meat products, but that's because the producers are doing more. They're doing right by the animals - giving them more space to move around, constant access to food and water, added enrichments to allow them to be animals, proper indoor air quality, and outdoor access when the weather allows. Our tiered standards are based in science with the animals needs and wants at the center. When you vote with your wallet and raise your expectations around food production, you help us change the industry. There truly are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Help us make an impact. #MakeitGAP

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

#drivingchange #noshortcuts #farmanimalwelfare #meatlabels #certificationmatters #lookforthelabel #makeanimpact
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Looking for a hearty meal that is just as yummy as a leftover dish? Try this delicious Sausage Tomato Risotto. The stirring required to combine the broth with the rice and sausage is worth every minute. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for sausage.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/sausage-tomato-risotto/ (link in bio)

#sausagelover #risotto #risottorecipe #winterrecipe #sausagerecipe #leftovers #pastalover #comfortfood
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Yes, it's soup season. Instead of chicken noodle soup, try this delicious chicken tortellini soup. Mouth-watering and body-warming, you'll want to sit by the fire when you enjoy a bowl of this savory goodness. The added kale is heart healthy and vitamin rich. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for your chicken.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-kale-tortellini-soup/ (link in bio)

#soupseason #chickensoup #soup #chickenrecipes #soupweather #souprecipe #souplover #chickenlover #mealideas #winterrecipes #soupson #soupoftheday #kale
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It's #NationalMilkDay! Did you know G.A.P. recently developed and published animal welfare standards for Dairy Cattle? Our science-based, comprehensive standards are the most meaningful in the industry. We're working with our first group of dairy farms toward G.A.P. Certification, which is scheduled to be completed in the next few months. If you are a producer considering dairy animal welfare certification or a milk lover wanting to learn more, check out our Dairy Cattle standards here>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/dairy-cattle/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #happymilkday #milkday #dairyfarming #dairylife #animalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Committed to Whole 30 this January? Try this recipe for delicious breakfast bites. Cook the bacon and sausage (G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified, of course) with the peppers and onions in a skillet, then transfer the ingredients to a muffin pan and pour the eggs on top. Make them for the whole week and reheat them each morning. Breakfast solved. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/whole30-potato-sausage-breakfast-bites/ (link in bio)

#breakfastrecipes #sausagelover #baconlover #easyrecipes #whole30 #healthyeating #cleaneating
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It's Trivia Day! So, how about a little farm animal education? Do you know the difference between sheep and goats? Check out this popular blog on our website to learn how to spot the differences.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/how-can-you-tell-the-difference-between-sheep-and-goats/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #triviaday #trivia #didyouknow #nowyouknow #farmanimals #sheep #goats #certificationmatters
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Happy 2022 everyone! Cheers to a new year filled with promise and possibilities. #MakeitGAP #happynewyear #happy2022 #newyearnewpossibilities ...

Yep, you guessed it. Reggie the Cowboy Elf is still at it. Today it's time to help get the corn to the grain elevator. Always lots to do on the farm! Most of the other elves are back at the North Pole, but not Reggie. He'll stick around until all of the work is done. Lots of time for hot cocoa and reindeer games later.

#MakeitGAP #ReggietheElf #elfontheshelf #cowboy #farming #grain #ranching #hardwork #thankafarmer
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Ah, the tried-and-true tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's for health and prosperity. Time to amp up your recipe with some G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified bacon! Check out this delicious recipe for Hoppin' John and #MakeitGAP!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/deep-south-hoppin-john/ (link in bio)

#baconlover #hoppinjohn #newyears #newyearstradition #prosperity #health #luck #blackeyedpeas #blackeyedpearecipe
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As we wind down the year, we want to say thank you for following us, engaging with us, partnering with us, and supporting us all year. With your help we can impact the lives of more animals in 2022 and beyond. There are many ways you can continue to support our organization:
- Look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop for meat, eggs, and pet food
- Share and like our posts
- Tell a friend
- Join our e-newsletter list
- Encourage your grocery store to carry G.A.P. Certified products
- Make a tax-free donation to our organization on our website

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. #HappyHolidays #HappyNewYear #MakeitGAP #thankyou #grateful
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Are you inside feeling cozy and warm, cuddled up on your couch? While many of us enjoy a slower week in between Christmas and New Year's, Reggie the Elf is still hard at work. This afternoon, he's busy checking on his pasture raised cattle - making sure they still have plenty of grass to graze even with snow on the ground.

All of our G.A.P. Certified partners keep their animals warm, fed, and safe through the harsh winter months. Check out this blog about G.A.P. partner, Karro Food Group, and how they care for their pigs during the cold winter months: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/gap-farm-life-snow-days/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #GAPFarmLife #ReggietheElf #elfontheshelf #happyholidays #thankafarmer #cattleranching #cattlerancher
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our families to yours. We hope this holiday season brings you joy, laughter, and contentment. Best wishes! #HappyHolidays #MakeitGAP ...

Did you know G.A.P. certification requires enrichments for chickens at ALL steps? Chickens should be able to interact with their environment in a meaningful way through enrichments like hay bales for climbing and pecking, and perches for flying and perching. Allowing birds to play and move around freely adds to their physical health and reduces stress.

Learn more about G.A.P.'s chicken standards and our Better Chicken Project, an initiative created to help change the broiler chicken industry for good: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/.

Look for the G.A.P. label when you shop for chicken this holiday season and taste the difference. #MakeitGAP
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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 4

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