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 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.? Integrity

Integrity

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

Why 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 Demand

Market Demand

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

Why 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.

G.A.P. Species: Beef Cattle

Beef

G.A.P. Species: Bison

Bison

G.A.P. Species: Broiler Chicken

Chickens

G.A.P. Species: Goat

Goats

G.A.P. Species: Egg-Laying Hens

Laying Hens

G.A.P. Species: Pigs

Pigs

G.A.P. Species: Sheep

Sheep

G.A.P. Species: Turkey

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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If you use this link (https://bit.ly/2PubblP) to shop now, you’ll receive 25% off your first order, and G.A.P. will receive a one-time donation of $30. It’s a win-win!

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Who here is a fan of dressing for Thanksgiving? Whether you cook yours with the turkey, or keep it completely separate, dressing is a holiday must-have for a lot of us.

G.A.P.'s Office Manager, Pam, is sharing her favorite dressing recipe, which comes from her mother.

Get Pam's Mom's Dressing recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/pams-moms-dressing, or see the recipe link in our bio.

Stay tuned here on our Instagram page for more holiday entertaining recipes coming soon. #turkey #Thanksgiving #stuffing #dressing #Thanksgivingrecipes #holidayrecipes #theholidays #holidayentertaining
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Satisfy your 'meat tooth' during the upcoming holidays with this delicious Bacon Apple Lattice Pie recipe. It's a favorite recipe for G.A.P.'s Project Manager/Creative Support Director, Chrissy.
Get Chrissy's recipe here →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/bacon-apple-pie, or see the recipe link in our bio.

Be on the lookout for more holiday entertaining recipes here. #holidayrecipes #meatpie #pie #latticepie #holidaydesserts #holidayentertaining #recipes #bacon #baconlovers #humanelyraised #foodie #sweettooth #meattooth
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What a lovely appetizer for the upcoming holidays via @laquercia and @cheeseboardqueen. #MakeItGAP ...

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | With 'Turkey Day' coming up soon, here's a recipe you may want to try -- Turkey roulades with fontina & sage. This holiday recipe comes from G.A.P.'s Executive Director, Anne Malleau.

Get Anne's recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/turkey-roulades, or see the recipe link in our bio.

For more holiday recipes from our team, stay tuned here. #HolidayEntertaining #ThanksgivingTurkey #Thanksgiving #turkey #pastureraisedturkey #organicturkey #naturalturkey #humanelyraisedturkey #humanelyraised #farmanimalwelfare #turkeyday #recipes #Thanksgivingrecipes #meat #poultry #turkeyroulades #fontina #sage #roulades
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IN THE NEWS | "The gold standard of animal welfare and environmental standards for raising and processing livestock is a top rating from the Global Animal Partnership." Read @seattletimes' new article, 'Why buy a sustainably raised turkey' featuring our partners, @diestelturkey at @newseasonsmarket. Read the article here, seattletimes.com/sponsored/why-buy-a-sustainably-raised-turkey, or see the link in our bio. #MakeItGAP #DiestelTurkey #turkey #animalwelfare #farmanimalwelfare #turkeys #antibioticfree #sustainablyraised #sustainableag #agriculture #noaddedhormones #livestock #knowyourfood #healthyfood #Thanksgivingfood #Thanksgivingturkey #NewSeasonsMarket (Photo source: The Seattle Times.) ...

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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Our next holiday recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, or as we like to say, 'satisfy your meat tooth!' Try Amy's (G.A.P.'s Business Team Associate) recipe for Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting.

Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chocolate-bacon-cupcakes, or see the recipes link in our bio.

Stay tuned here as we'll be sharing more favorite #HolidayRecipes from the G.A.P. team. #cupcakes #bacon #baconcupcakes #maplesyrup #sweettooth #meat #meatlover #carnivore #dessertrecipes #dessert #holidayentertaining
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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

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

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 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

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