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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It's National Cat Day! Time to show off our G.A.P. Team cats Max, Kevin, Bella, and Bear. Hope all of your kitties are living their best lives! Don't forget to support our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pet partners: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/.

#MakeitGAP #petfood #catlover
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Have you noticed that a lot of meat labels have claims like "no antibiotics" and "all natural"? Labels can be misleading. Just because the claim is on the package, doesn't mean it was third-party verified. Also, animals who weren't given any antibiotics may still have been raised in crates, cages or crowded conditions.

That's why G.A.P. Animal Welfare Standards matter. The animals in a crowded barn may be getting what the need (i.e., food and water) but they're not getting what they want. G.A.P.'s base certification requires that farms meet over 100 animal welfare standards including NO cages and NO crates. If the animals are raised with outdoor access, they must have ample shade and enrichments like scratching posts for cattle and wallows for pigs. As farms and ranches meet higher steps or certification levels, the animals are getting more of what they want. Isn't that something that you want too?

So, the next time you're shopping, #MakeitGAP. Our label says the animal was raised to our animal welfare standards and every farm was third-party audited. Learn more about our G.A.P. Standards here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/.

#meatlabels #farmanimalwelfare #cleaneating
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Thanksgiving is officially 1 month away. Do you have a plan? Check out our latest blog with tips to prepare for Thanksgiving in our "new normal". #MakeitGAP #turkey #thanksgiving

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/ready-for-your-thanksgiving-dinner/
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Are you on the Keto diet or considering it? Then, we found this delicious keto-friendly pork chop recipe just for you. It will easily fit within your daily limit for total carbs and it's easy to make too. Pan-seared with mushrooms and spinach, these chops are sure to have you licking your chops. Enjoy!

Check it out here >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/keto-pork-chops (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #porkchops #pork #keto #ketorecipes
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Transparency matters. Do you look at labels when you're buying meat and other products? The last research study G.A.P. conducted said that 63% of consumers look for labels that call out how the animal was raised when they're buying meat.

When you see the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you know that the animal was raised in a safe and enriched environment with no cages, no crates, NO antibiotics, and NO growth hormones. To learn more about our label and step levels that tell you how the animal was raised, visit www.certifiedgap.org.

And the next time you're at the store, #MakeitGAP! Thanks to Naked Truth Chicken for being a G.A.P. Certified partner! (These frozen waffle flavored chicken bites are DELICIOUS by the way!) @ntchicken #transparency #farmanimalwelfare #meatlabels
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It's National Boss's Day! So, here's a special shout out to our fearless leader, Anne Malleau. Day in and day out, she furthers G.A.P.'s mission of impacting the lives of millions of farm animals with the help of our producer and supply chain partners. Anne has served as a Flock Manager, an Account Manager, a Global Meat Coordinator, and an Executive Director. Her advanced degrees in both Science and Business make her unreservedly qualified to lead, but it's her collaborative and empathetic approach to working with our partners and their animals that makes her unique. She's the real deal. Thanks Anne for your commitment to our organization and our mission!
#nationalbossday #femaleboss #MakeitGAP
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Did you know? G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification means that EVERY farm is audited EVERY 15 months. Other certification organizations employ a "group model" where only a sample of farms (~10%) have to be audited, but all farms gain certification. Not G.A.P.! When you see our label, you know that every farm was seen and certified by third-party, independent Certifiers to ensure our animal welfare standards were met.

Auditing farms every 15 months is also an important differentiator for G.A.P. We set that timeframe so that our independent auditors are able to review the animals through different lifecycle stages and through different seasons, to ensure the animals' environment and care is meeting our standards.

So why tell you this? We want you to know that the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label is the label you can trust. Always.

Want to learn more about our standards and program? Visit our website at https://globalanimalpartnership.org/.

#MakeitGAP #farmanimalwelfare #ThankAFarmer
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You can't beat a good beef stew recipe. And when you make it with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef, it's sure to be a winner. Check out this recipe and add to your grocery list. Don't have a dutch oven? Simmer on low in your crockpot. It's the perfect stay-at-home comfort food.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/best-beef-stew/

#MakeitGAP #beef #beefstew
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No surprise that #NationalFarmersDay is also #NationalKickButtDay. Thank you to all of our G.A.P. Certified farm partners who "kick butt" everyday, taking care of their land, their animals, and our families.

#ThankAFarmer #MakeitGAP
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Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends and family! Many of you are probably planning a smaller gathering this year, but we hope it is just as special.

Thank you to all of our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified partners who are helping us change the way our food is raised everyday. We are thankful for you.

#thanksgiving #MakeitGAP #thankful #farmanimalwelfare
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This week, we’re happy to welcome another pet brand to the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified family – Earth Animal’s new Wisdom® premium dog food. Crafted in small batches, nutrient-dense, and made with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified chicken and turkey, Earth Animal’s Wisdom® dog food provides wholesome nutrition for dogs of all ages and life stages.

Earth Animal was founded in 1979 with a mission to create a more humane, mindful, and sustainable pet company, one Earth animal at a time. There are lots of ways to enjoy Earth Animal’s Wisdom® dog food: as a nutritionally complete meal, as a ready-to-eat mixer, as a delicious topper, as a doggy trail mix snack, as a puzzle-stuffer, and as a training treat.

Learn more here (link in bio): https://www.earthanimal.com/our-products/wisdom-dog-food

You can purchase Wisdom® dog food online through the Earth Animal website, or, if you live in the Northeast, you can find at your local independent retailer. #MakeitGAP for your dog! @earthanimal1979

#petfood #farmanimalwelfare #petlover #doglover
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Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Just celebrating with your spouse and kids? No problem. You can still enjoy your traditional turkey tradition without having to roast a full turkey.

Try this delicious recipe using bone-in turkey breasts. (link in bio) Size up or size down depending on who you're cooking for and how much leftover turkey you'd like. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP.!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/butter-roasted-turkey-breasts/

Special thanks to our Canadian turkey producers @rossdownfarms, @JDturkeyfarm, @yvforganic, and @haytersfarm!
#turkey #canadianthanksgiving #turkeybreast #MakeitGAP
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As part of our continuing education series on broiler chickens, we are sharing insights related to the many facets of the recently completed Better Chicken Project study.

Check out our recent blog on "What makes a better broiler?" and stay tuned for more content related to this comprehensive research study. >>>>>>>>> (link in bio) https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/what-makes-a-better-broiler/
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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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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