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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Looking for a slow cooker recipe alternative to traditional chili? Try this delicious recipe made with white beans and pulled chicken. We recommend garnishing with avocados and jalapenos for extra flavor. Make a big pot and save the leftovers for a quick and easy lunch. Just look for the G.A.P. label and #MakeitGAP when you shop for chicken!

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It's National Justice for Animals Week. At G.A.P., we work with farmers, ranchers, brands, retailers, scientists, and animal advocates to improve the lives of farm animals raised for food. Confinements of any kind are not permitted in our comprehensive animal welfare standards. If you believe in our cause, consider a donation today. No amount is too small. You can also help by purchasing meat products with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label. The more demand we can generate, the more animals we can impact. Thank you for your kind consideration.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/donate/

#farmanimalwelfare #donate #donation #support #thankyou
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You care about how animals are raised for food, which is why G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification matters. Our label means something. It means that every farm was certified by a 3rd party auditor affirming that G.A.P.'s rigorous farm animal welfare standards were met. Learn more about G.A.P. certification, and look for the label on brands you love.

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

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Happy Valentine's Day from the G.A.P. Team! Need a quick recipe for an impromptu date night at home? Nothing says "I love you" like filet mignon. 💞 Download this recipe, pick up the ingredients on your way home from work and be a Valentine Hero. Enjoy! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/cast-iron-filet-mignon/ (link.in bio)

#valentinesdayrecipes #valentinesrecipes #filetmignon #beeflover #specialdinner #happyvalentinesday
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Looking for a special way to share Valentine's Day with your partner? Stay home and cook together! We've compiled some delicious recipes to show your Valentine you care. Shop this weekend and bring on the love! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for your proteins.

Check out our latest blog here >>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/makeitgap-for-valentines-day-dinner/ (link.in bio)

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Brrrr... it's cold outside! Ok, maybe our Floridians and Southern Californians are still enjoying sunny skies, but the rest of us are searching through our stews, soups, and slow-cooker recipes this week. 🥶 We love this light but hearty chicken sausage soup recipe you can make in your Crockpot. Purchase your favorite sausage, veggies, and white beans, and warmth is right around the corner. Don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for sausage! Enjoy!

Get the recipe here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-sausage-and-white-bean-stew/ (link.in bio)

#sausagelover #slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #easyrecipes #chickensausage #souprecipes #winterrecipes #souplover
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Planning a football-watching party this weekend? Or getting prepared for the big Super Bowl party in a couple of weeks? Check out our G.A.P.-etizer blog with recipe ideas guaranteed to score with your guests. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

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#gameday #gamedayrecipes #superbowlrecipes #superbowl #footballparty #partyappetizers #appetizerideas #appetizerrecipes #meatlover
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We are proud that so many high-quality pet brands prioritize G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certification when they source meat for their products. Pet food brands not only help us build awareness, they also help with carcass utilization for a more sustainable future. Check out our Pet Parents page and shop brands that are G.A.P. Certified. Your pet will thank you too! #MakeitGAP

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

#petfood #petindustry #welovepets #dogfood #catfood #animalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Have you tried @Amylufoods chicken sausages yet? They recently launched 4 unique and delicious flavors that are all G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified! Look for them the next time you shop at your local @wholefoods. Check out our recent blog to learn more about the launch and Amylu!
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/amylu-foods-launches-new-g-a-p-certified-chicken-sausage-flavors/ (link.in bio)

#MakeitGAP #sausage #chickensausage #sausagelover #animalwelfarecertified #certificationmatters
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Looking for a yummy one-pan meal you can make ahead? Stuffed peppers always deliver. Check out this recipe and use your ground meat of choice - beef, turkey, chicken, bison, or lamb. Bon Appetit! #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/beef-stuffed-bell-peppers-2/ (link.in bio)

#easyrecipes #stuffedpeppers #meatlover #mealplanning #weeknightdinners #dinnerideas #dinnerrecipes
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It's National Milk Day! Did you know that G.A.P. has animal welfare standards for dairy cattle? We are working with several dairy farms on their G.A.P. Certification so that you can find the G.A.P. label on dairy products soon.

Want to learn more about our comprehensive standards for dairy cattle? Check out our standards document below, complete with detailed diagrams and illustrations. Another reason to trust the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. #MakeitGAP

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

#happymilkday #milkday #nationalmilkday #certificationmatters #dairycattle #dairystandards #dairyfarms #dairyfarming
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G.A.P.'s Better Chicken Project is in the news! Check out this recent article from Bloomberg highlighting our Better Chicken Project Certified labeled chicken now available at Whole Foods Market.

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Great news! The G.A.P. Better Chicken Project Certified label is available at your local @wholefoods store. Look for the G.A.P. Better Chicken Project label and taste the difference. Thanks for helping us #MakeitGAP!

Read our latest blog post here >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/g-a-p-s-better-chicken-project-label-now-available-at-whole-foods-market/ (link.in bio)

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Looking for a quick one-pot skillet meal? Try this delicious Green Gyro Skillet recipe! Make it with your ground meat of choice -- lamb, beef, turkey, chicken, or bison. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop. Enjoy!

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipe/easy-greek-gyro-skillet/ (link.in bio)

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Current Farm/Ranch Partners

Niman Ranch

August 3, 2023

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

8 Acres

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Adams Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

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

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

Country Natural Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Crescent Bar F LLC

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 1

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

Farmer Focus

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

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 & 4

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:
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

Patagonian Grass-Fed

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

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

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 Food Group

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

Whitewater Processing Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

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