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 light spring meal with lean protein? Check out this delicious Strawberry Chicken Salad. It's berry season so bonus points if you go pick your own! Just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

Get the recipe here >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/strawberry-chicken-salad/ (link in bio)

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It's National Prime Rib Day! It's hard to resist this juicy, marbled delicious cut of high-quality beef. Make it tonight or roast it this weekend - just don't forget to #MakeitGAP!

You can find G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified beef in your local @wholefoodsmarket stores, many online retailers and local delivery services, and several of our G.A.P. Certified partners also ship directly. Check out our "For Shoppers" page to find brands you can trust. https://globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers/ (link in bio)

#primerib #primeribdinner #primeribnight #primeribroast #beef #beefeater #beefitswhatsfordinner
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It's Earth Day! At G.A.P., we are grateful that so many of our pasture-raised partners use regenerative agriculture methods like rotational grazing and holistic management to manage their animals and their land. We also celebrate partners @777bisonranch, @atkinsranch, @whiteoakpastures, @rangepatagonian, @forceofnaturemeats, and @applegate for their commitment to the Savory Institute's Land-to-Market regenerative program. The program certification is focused on soil health, biodiversity and ecosystem outcomes. Thank you to these companies and all of our partners who are both stewards for our animals and our land.
#MakeitGAP #regenerativefarming #regenerativeagriculture #earthday #earthday2021 #earthdayeveryday
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Are you itching to get back to using your grill? We have a recipe worth getting fired up for! 🔥Try these jalapeno popper burgers! A deliciously spicy marriage of your favorite app with your favorite protein. Don't forget the napkins! 😋

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/jalapeno-popper-burgers/
(link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #burger #burgerlife #burgertime #burgerlife #jalapenopoppers #jalapenoburger #bbqtime #grillmaster #grilling
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When you shop at Whole Foods Market, are you looking for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label? We hope so! Many Whole Foods Market stores prominently display the G.A.P. Certification tiers (or "steps") behind the meat counter. Have you seen this sign?

G.A.P. is proud to be setting the standard for farm animal welfare in grocers like Whole Foods Market, Thrive Market, national pet retail chains, and many specialty online and brick-and-mortar stores across the country. For more information about what each of our steps mean, don't forget our handy reference chart on CertifiedGAP.org. The G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label is truly the label you can trust. Thank you for voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices.

#MakeitGAP #labelsmatter #farmanimalwelfare #thankafarmer
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Happy as a pig in mud! 🐷We've all heard the phrase but do you know why pigs are happy in mud? Pigs don't have functional sweat glands so, to cool down, they need prolonged moisture. Mud keeps the pig's skin wet longer than just water, so they can "keep their cool" much longer.

For all pigs raised to G.A.P.'s Outdoor Access (Step 3) animal welfare standards and higher, we require that pigs have outdoor enrichments like wallows, outdoor sprinklers, and showers. Just one more way our standards positively impact the lives of farm animals. Want to know more about our pig standards? Check them out here >>> https://globalanimalpartnership.org/standards/pig/. (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #pigfarm #pigfarming #GAPFarmLife #mudbath
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Looking for a 15-minute dinner that will make your loved ones happy? Try this delicious Pork Fried Rice recipe. Make it with G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified ground pork and feel good about the meat you eat. Get the recipe now >>>>>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/pork-fried-rice/

#MakeitGAP #porkfriedrice #groundpork #porklovers #porkrecipes #porkrice #quickdinnerrecipes #quickdinnerideas
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Did you know? G.A.P. has a Scientific Advisory Committee made up of scientists, doctors, and professors who advise G.A.P. on the latest scientific findings and provide feedback on new and existing standards. Learn more about our Scientific Advisory Committee and how they help us ensure that our standards reflect the most current, up-to-date research from the scientific community. We value and appreciate their commitment to our program and to animal welfare.

https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/scientific-advisory-committee/

#MakeitGAP #science #research #sciencebased #sciencematters
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Time for a new chicken recipe! We love this one-pan chicken piccata made with lemon juice and capers. Serve with a salad for a light spring meal or with a side of pasta for a heartier dinner. Just don't forget to look for the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label when you shop and #MakeitGAP!

Download the recipe here (link in bio) >>>>
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-piccata/

#chickenrecipes #chickenpiccata #chickenfordinner #chickenmeals #cookingfromhome
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The G.A.P. team wishes you all a peaceful Easter holiday. Thank you for your efforts to #MakeitGAP today and every day.

#easter #eastereggs #eastersunday #eaaster2021 #happyeaster
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G.A.P. has a vision. We strive for a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed to a science-based standard, and permitted to express their natural behavior, and where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling.

Every time you purchase a product with the G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified label you are voting with your dollars for better animal welfare practices and supporting our vision for farm animals and the world. #MakeitGAP

Learn more about our mission, vision, and team here (link in bio):
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/mission-vision/

#farmanimalwelfare #animalwelfare #certificationmatters #vision
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Did you know you can get G.A.P. Animal Welfare Certified products delivered to your door? Many of our partners ship directly. Check out the 'For Shoppers' page on our website, scroll down to 'Order G.A.P. Certified Now', select a G.A.P. partner, and add delicious proteins to your cart. Enjoy! #MakeitGAP

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

#meatlover #shoponlinenow #meat #homedelivery #homedeliveryavailable #farmanimalwelfare #certificationmatters
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Easter is almost here. Do you have a plan? From ham to lamb and all proteins in between, G.A.P. has a recipe for you. Take our Easter "Meat Personality Quiz" and #MakeitGAP this weekend!

Click to our blog to get your Easter juices flowing:
https://globalanimalpartnership.org/about/news/post/celebrate-the-season-2/ (link in bio)

#MakeitGAP #easter #easterrecipes #ham #lamb #meateater #cookingfromhome
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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

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

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, 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)

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

Range Patagonian Grass-Fed

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

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