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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 GAP?

Why GAP? Comprehensive Approach

Comprehensive Approach

GAP develops and implements tiered standards for 8 farm animal species, impacting over 416 million animals annually.

Why GAP? Integrity

Integrity

Every single farm is audited to our standards every 15 months.

Why GAP? Technical Knowledge

Technical Knowledge

Our team not only have practical farm knowledge but also have advanced degrees in farm animal behavior and welfare.

Why GAP: Market Demand

Market Demand

Consumers are demanding that farm animals be raised in environments that promote higher welfare.

Why GAP? Marketing Support

Marketing Support

When you are GAP 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

GAP’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.

GAP Species: Beef Cattle

Beef

GAP Species: Bison

Bison

GAP Species: Broiler Chicken

Chickens

GAP Species: Goat

Goats

GAP Species: Egg-Laying Hens

Laying Hens

GAP Species: Pigs

Pigs

GAP Species: Sheep

Sheep

GAP Species: Turkey

Turkey

STEPS TO GETTING YOUR FARM GAP CERTIFIED

GAP 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 GAP certified:

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 1

GAP APPLICATION SUBMITTED

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 2

FARM PREPARES FOR INITIAL AUDIT

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 3

ON-SITE AUDIT PERFORMED BY CERTIFIER

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 4

GAP ANIMAL WELFARE RATING ASSIGNED

Steps to Getting GAP Certified: Step 5

STANDARDS MAINTAINED UNTIL NEXT AUDIT (15 MONTHS)

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Partner Spotlight | @HunterCattle
Today we are happy to shine the spotlight on Hunter Cattle, one of our Pasture Raised (Step 4) cattle ranchers in Stilson, Georgia. Like many of our GAP farms, Hunter Cattle is truly a family affair, established by the Ferguson family nine years ago when they fell in love with a piece of property and decided it was the perfect place to put down roots and build their family.

Their GAP Certified cattle are raised outside in pasture throughout their entire lives, are never given antibiotics or growth hormones, and feed on grass in the pasture.

Hunter Cattle is proud to supply many local restaurants and are grateful for the community that supports them. They continually host agrotourism events and educational tours for schools, scout troops, churches and any group that wants to experience farm life. Thank you for supporting farm animal welfare! www.huntercattle.com #MakeItGAP #HunterCattle #agrotourism #farmlife #beefcattle #Georgiaagriculture #beeffarmer #farmer #knowyourfood #knowyourfarmer
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | GAP's Project Manager/Creative Support Director, Chrissy, shares one of her favorite side dishes for holiday entertaining -- chicken tater tot casserole.

Get this recipe that's full of flavorful chicken, tater tots, cheese and veggies here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/recipes or see the recipes link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team. #Recipes #HolidayRecipes #HolidayEntertaining #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #chicken #slowfood #appetizers #tatertot #casserole
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a new recipe for Bagel Lox Bites from Shannon, GAP's Aquaculture Welfare Specialist.

Shannon says this is her go-to recipe for entertaining guests. Get the recipe here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/lox-bites or see the recipes link in our bio.
Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #NationalSeafoodMonth #Recipes #bagel #lox #seafood #holidayrecipes #holidayentertaining #seafoodmonth #animalwelfare #humanelyraised
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | We're sharing a recipe for Brined Holiday Turkey from Anne, GAP's Executive Director, based in Canada.
Anne tells us she'll be celebrating this weekend (Thanksgiving in Canada is this Monday) with this recipe. Get the details at the recipes link in our bio, or visit this URL, →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/brined-holiday-turkey.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite holiday recipes from our team across the next few months. #recipes #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #gather #feast #holidays #holidayentertaining #comfortfood #Autumn #Fall #celebrate #dinnerparty #brinedturkey #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #roastturkey #turkeyrecipes #meat
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Food is the unifying force that brings us all together. So many of our family traditions and get togethers revolve around mealtime.

At Global Animal Partnership, we honor the land, the animals, and the farmers and ranchers who provide us with healthy foods that nourish our bodies and feed our souls. That’s why we have collected a series of recipes from our GAP team members to share with you. Some are family recipes, and some are adapted from cookbooks and websites we’ve come across over the years.

Our first recipe is for 🥓Tomato Bacon Soup 🥓from Krysta, GAP's Senior Farm Animal Welfare Specialist based in Canada. Bacon lovers, get Krysta's recipe (a favorite for Canadian Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner) here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/tomato-bacon-soup or see the '#MakeItGAP Recipes' link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more team recipes across the next few months. #bacon #soup #comfortfood #fallfood #autumnfood #CanadianThanksgiving #appetizerrecipe #pork #baconlovers #animalwelfare #humanelyraised #stew
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Canadian 🇨🇦Thanksgiving is coming up soon (Monday, October 14th.) Will you be looking for the Global Animal Partnership animal welfare label on turkey when you shop for your holiday gathering?

When you see the GAP label, you can feel confident that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare.

Learn more about Global Animal Partnership’s Animal Welfare Rating Program here: globalanimalpartnership.org/shoppers. #MakeItGAP #CanadianThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #turkey #Thanksgivingturkey #holidayentertaining #foodie #meat #humanelyraised #animalwelfare #organicturkey #freerangeturkey
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Current Farm/Ranch Partners

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Adams Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

Adena Poultry

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

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

Cold Spring Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

Coleman Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Chicken Step 2, 3 (ORG), 5

Country Natural Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

Dayton Natural Meats LLC

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

DeBoer’s

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

Desert Mountain Grassfed

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, 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, Turkey Step 4

Karro Food Ltd

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

Koch’s Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

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

Maple Lawn Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, 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

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