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

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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It may not feel like crisp fall weather quite yet, but that doesn't mean you can't break out the slow cooker! Check out this easy recipe for Chicken Cacciatore. Add spaghetti as this recipe calls for, or any other pasta or pasta alternative of your choice. Aren't crock pot meals awesome? Just make sure to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop.

Check out the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/slow-cooker-chicken-cacciatore-spaghetti/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #chickenrecipes #crockpotrecipes #easyrecipes #chickencacciatore #crockpotmeals #recipeideas #crockpotcooking #crockpotmeal #chickenlover
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It's National Chicken Month! Did you know that chicken is the most popular meat consumed globally? Chickens also make up a majority of the 416 million animals raised to G.A.P.'s animal welfare standards annually.

Did you also know that G.A.P. is working to reinvent the modern-day broiler chicken? We commissioned the largest broiler chicken welfare study ever conducted, and now we're using the data to establish a list of breeds that will become a part of our broiler chicken standards.

Learn more at https://globalanimalpartnership.org/better-chicken-project/ (link in bio). Please join our mailing list if you'd like to be kept up-to-date on our progress. Yet another reason to #MakeitiGAP!

#chicken #broilerchickens #farmanimalwelfare #sciencebased #moderndaybroiler #betterchickenproject #betterchicken #thoughtleadership #animalwelfare #poultryfarming #chickenfarming
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Looking for some delicious slow cooker recipes to add to your arsenal? With back to school (and back to work for many of us), it's time to load up the slow cooker in the mornings and enjoy a savory meal when you return. Try this Beef Ragu Pappardelle recipe made with slow-cooked skirt steak. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop! If you don't see many G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified options at your store, ask your butcher. We have nearly 4,000 G.A.P. Certified farms across the U.S. that raise their animals to our standards.

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/slow-cooker-beef-ragu-pappardelle/

#slowcooker #slowcookerrecipes #crockpot #crockpotrecipes #beefrecipes #backtoschoolrecipes #easydinners #easyrecipes #beefitswhatsfordinner #pastureraisedbeef #beef #pasta #familydinner #backtoschool #backtowork
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Planning to shop today for the long weekend? Don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you purchase your meat and sausage! There's no secret that animals raised to higher welfare standards produce higher quality, better tasting meat.

Check out our 'For Shoppers' page to shop for G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified brands online or scroll down to our complete partner logo list to familiarize yourself with the brands producing and sourcing G.A.P. Certified products.

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

The G.A.P. Team wishes you a relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend!
#laborday #labordayweekend #laborday2021 #groceryshopping #groceryshop #grocerylist #grocerydelivery #grocerycart #meatlabels #certificationmatters
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Back to school time! Looking for an easy recipe to throw on the grill? Try these yummy sausage + veggie skewers with pineapple barbecue sauce. Add some rice or a side salad and you have a complete meal! Easy does it.

Grab the recipe here and check out our RECIPES page for more inspiration. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP! >>>>>>>>>>

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/grilled-sausage-skewers-pineapple-bbq/ (link in bio)

#backtoschool #backtoschool2021 #dinnerrecipes #dinnerideas #dinnertime #grilling #summergrilling #grillingideas #grillingrecipes #familymeals #familymealideas #familymealplanning #easydinners #familytimequalitytime
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Planning to make ribs this weekend? Why not pair them with some fresh peaches to make this delicious "Peachy Pork Ribs" recipe? A perfect summer dish. Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/peachy-pork-ribs/ (link in bio)

#porkribs #ribs #riblover #summergrilling #ribsbbq #ribsribsribs #bbqlife #bbqribs #summervibes
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SuperZoo is tomorrow! If you'll be at the show, DM us or email info@globalanimalpartnership.org to connect. We'll be in the Nature's Pathway section, Booth #3309. New pet brands @nuggetshealthyeats and Wild Patagonian will be in our booth too.

A big shout out to all of our other G.A.P. Certified brands @tenderandtruepet, @openfarmpet, @canidaepetfood, @halopets, @freshpet, and @earthanimal1979. Thank you for sourcing high-quality G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ingredients for your pet food and helping us #MakeitGAP!

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

#petlover #doglover #catlover #superzoo2021 #superzoo #petfood #certificationmatters #farmanimalwelfare #petfoodindustry #petindustry
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One of our newest G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pet brands is @nuggetshealthyeats. Nugget's Healthy Eats makes yummy bone broth snacks for dogs made with G.A.P. Certified chicken and turkey. We truly appreciate their commitment to farm animal welfare and to the G.A.P. program!

If you're going to be at #SuperZoo2021, stop the G.A.P. Booth #3309! Nugget's Health Eats will be there to talk about their wholesome snacking products. #MakeitGAP

For more information on our pet brands, visit https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/. (link in bio)

#superzoo #petfood #certificationmatters #petfoodindustry #animallover #petlover #doglover #dogsofinstagram
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As we get ready for the #SuperZoo2021 pet industry trade show next week, we want to shine a spotlight on our G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified pet partners. We are so grateful that these brands are helping us make an impact by sourcing G.A.P. Certified ingredients for their pet food and treat products.

A special thank you to longtime partner @tenderandtruepet for sourcing G.A.P. ingredients for ALL of their pet food products. You can buy Tender & True products at tenderandtruepet.com, in many local pet stores, or in national online and retail outlets including Target, Amazon.com, Thrive Market and Chewy. #MakeitGAP!

Learn more about our pet brands and program here: https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pet-parents/. (link in bio)

#petfoodindustry #certificationmatters #petfoodmatters #petlovers #farmanimalwelfare #transparency
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Happy #InternationalCatDay! Thank you to all of our pet brands who source G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ingredients for their cat food! Don’t forget to #MakeitGAP when you shop for your pet too!

Did you know G.A.P. includes barn cat care in our standards? Neglect of all animals is prohibited in our standards, and we even have specific requirements in our higher steps around barn cat physical health and care. ❤️

#catlover #catday #catdayeveryday #catcare #catsofinstagram

Shout out to team member Pam’s cat Bear in this photo! 😍
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Did you know that G.A.P.'s pig standards prohibit the use of cages and confinements at all levels of certification? Pigs raised to our standards have minimum space requirements as well as bedding requirements when they are raised indoors.

We also have specific requirements for farrowing sows (pregnant female pigs) that require the mama pig to have sufficient bedding materials to build her nest before giving birth, as well as lots of space to build it. If you live in California and have heard about 'Proposition 12' on the news, please know that G.A.P. standards meet those requirements and more. Whenever you see the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label, you know that the animal was raised in an environment with no cages or crowding and meets Prop 12 regulations (set to go into effect in January 2022).

Learn more about our pig standards here:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/pig/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #prop12 #pork #animalhousing #livestock #proposition12 #farmanimalwelfare
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Looking for another recipe for your smoker this summer? Have you tried making a tri-tip beef roast? When you purchase high quality G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef, you don't have to add a lot to it -- just let the juicy flavor shine through. Check out this recipe for how to make the most delicious roast in your Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, or any other smoker you use. #MakeitGAP

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/smoked-tri-tip/ (link in bio)

#summergrilling #smokedmeat #smokedbeef #biggreenegg #kamadojoe #smokergrill #meatlover #beefeater #grillingseason
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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