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)

#MakeItGAP on Instagram

Pet parents, see our new list of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these #petfood brands @openfarmpet @tenderandtruepet @onlynaturalpet →→→ Details here: globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. #MakeItGAP #petfood #catfood #dogfood #pettreats #humanelyraised #organicpetfood #naturalpetfood #dogs #cats #petparent #dosomegood #tenderandtruepet #onlynaturalpet ...

Thank you to our Partners!

These are uncertain and stressful times for all of us. To everyone involved in the agriculture and food supply chains, from farmers to retailers, thank you for all that you do.

As businesses and communities are closing to promote social distancing and flatten the curve, the G.A.P. team is also working remotely and, with the help of our Certifier partners, have suspended travel for auditors until further notice. However, we have adjusted quickly and our third-party Certifiers are now conducting audits remotely.

For more information about how we are handling remote activities, please visit this COVID-19 page on our website, globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19. Many thanks for your continued support. #MakeItGAP #agriculture #meat #eggs #agrifood #meatbiz #meatindustry #humanelyraised #inthistogether #thankyoufarmers #thankyougrocers
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#MakeItGAP Recipe | Mini Swedish meatballs (using any type of ground meat you like - pork, turkey, beef, chicken, lamb, bison) with mashed potatoes is the comfort food you NEED this weekend!
Get the recipe here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/swedish-meatballs-mashed-potatoes, and comment below if you want to cook this at home during your quarantine time.
Photo source: spoonforkbacon.com; recipe adapted from spoonforkbacon.com. #CookingAtHome #Meatballs #Swedishmeatballs #meatrecipes #comfortfood #quarantinefood #recipes #familydinner #stayhome #minimeatballs
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We want you to know that our partners, including farmers, brands and retailers, are working hard each day to keep supply coming.
We greatly appreciate our farmers who produce G.A.P. animal welfare certified meat and eggs, and everyone along the supply chain working relentlessly to get more products to the retail shelves during this challenging time. #MakeItGAP #humanelyraised #meat #eggs #groceryhaul #thankafarmer #cookathome #stayhome #quarantinelife #quarantine #cookingathome #thankyougrocers #inthistogether
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See our new list →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 of G.A.P. brands that ship directly, including these pet food brands. #MakeItGAP #petfood #pettreats #delivery #onlineshopping #pets #dogfood #catfood #humanelyraisedpetfood #quarantinelife ...

As always, we remain committed to supporting our partners through these challenging times. If you're looking for online options for groceries, we ask that you continue to support our farms and brand partners who sell G.A.P. Certified products online and deliver directly to your door.

Click here →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/covid-19 to see a list of our partners and links to their own online stores, and vote with your dollars to support producers committed to better animal welfare practices. #MakeItGAP #onlinegroceryshopping #grocerydelivery #meatbiz #meatbrands #inthistogether #humanelyraised #eggs #meat #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #onlineshopping #comfortfood #cookingathome #votewithyourdollars
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Want to make something a bit "springy," yet comforting?

Try this new #ComfortFood recipe, Crockpot White Chicken Chili →→→ https://globalanimalpartnership.org/crockpot-white-chicken-chili. Make a big batch this week, then freeze and save what's leftover to have on hand for a quick & easy meal later.

What are you cooking during this time at home? Any freezer-friendly or big batch recipes you've been making or plan to make? #chickenrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #humanelyraised #quarantinelife #quarantinefood #cookingathome #recipes #dinnerideas #freezerfood #springfood #springrecipes #avocado
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | What have you been cooking during this quarantine time? We're trying to make the most of this time by making lots of yummy foods.

Here's a delicious #ComfortFood recipe for Chicken Tater Tot Casserole →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/chicken-tater-tot-casserole (or see the 'recipes' link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label when purchasing chicken at the grocery store (if you're able to go,) or online. #chickenrecipes #comfortfoodrecipes #humanelyraised #cookingathome #quarantinelife #quarantine #covid19 #coronavirus #farmanimalwelfare #cozyfood #casserole #recipes #healthyrecipes #chicken #pastureraised #tatertot
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G.A.P. is working to support our dedicated farmers and suppliers who continue to raise animals and bring food to our table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope that together the collective effort around the globe will successfully minimize the impact of this global emergency. We’re all in this together. #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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#MakeItGAP Recipes | Next Tuesday is St. Patrick's Day. In addition to wearing green, don't forget to make an Irish recipe.

We'll be making this meaty recipe, Corned Beef & Cabbage, to celebrate #StPatricksDay →→→ globalanimalpartnership.org/corned-beef-cabbage (or see the recipes link in our bio.) Look for the G.A.P. animal welfare label at the grocery store when you buy corned beef brisket. #brisket #beef #cornedbeef #cornedbeefrecipes #beefrecipes #recipes #Irishfood #Irelandcuisine #Irishcuisine #Irishrecipes #humanelyraised #grassfedbeef #organicbeef #healthyrecipes #mealideas #dinnerideas #luckyfood #foodholidays
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Current Farm/Ranch Partners

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

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Redger Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

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Deck Family Farm

Farms & Ranches: Pork, Step 4

0

Cooks Venture

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 4

0

Chuck Howley’s Happy Hollow Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

0

Beauchamp Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

0

Adams Ranch

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

0

Adena Poultry

August 15, 2017

0

Allen Harim

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

0

American Grassfed Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

American Pasture Pork

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

Arcadian Organic and Natural Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Atkins Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

0

Baldwin Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Bell & Evans

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Blue Goose Cattle Co

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Branch Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

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Brasstown Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Briar Woods Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

0

Caldwell Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Campo Lindo Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

0

Cattail Creek Lamb

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

0

Caviness Beef Packers

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

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Cold Spring Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Coleman Natural Foods

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

0

Country Natural Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

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Diestel Turkey Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1, 3 & 5

0

Les Viandes du Breton

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

0

Eel River Organic Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Fair Farm

Farms & Ranches: Laying Hens, Step 5+

0

Field Gate Organics

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

0

First Nature Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

FreeBird Chicken

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Frontiere Natural Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Grassfed Livestock Alliance

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Grayson Natural Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Greenbrier Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

Greenham Tasmania Pty Ltd. (Cape Grim)

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Hawaii Big Island Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Hearst Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Heritage Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1, 4 (seasonal)

0

Hickory Nut Gap Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

High Country Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

0

Hunter Cattle Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Jaindl

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2, Turkey Step 3 Organic

0

Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd.

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

0

JD Farms Specialty Turkey

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Joyce Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken Step 4, Poussin Step 2

0

Karro Food Ltd

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

0

Koch’s Turkey Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2

0

Larry Schultz Organic Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 3

0

Lasater Grasslands Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Leidy’s

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1

0

Llano Seco Rancho

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

0

Malheur River Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

Maple Hill

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Marksbury Farm Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 4 / Beef, Step 4

0

Mayfair Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

McDowell Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

0

Meyer Natural Angus

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1

0

Michigan Turkey Producers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Miller Poultry

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2

0

Misty Knoll Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 2

0

Niman Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 1 / Beef, Step 4

0

North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 4

0

Northern Pride

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Organic Prairie

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

0

Overbrook Farm

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

0

Panorama Meats

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Pennbrook Acres Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 2

0

Perigo Hay & Cattle

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1 & 4

0

Pitman Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2, 3 & 5 / Turkey, Step 3 (ORG), 5 (ABF)

0

Plainville Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1 (ABF), 2 (ORG)

0

Pozzi Ranch Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

0

Proffitt Family Cattle Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Rossdown Natural Foods

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 3

0

Rossdown Natural Foods (Victorian Acres)

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Schenker Family Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 3

0

Shenandoah Valley Organic

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 2 & 3

0

Simply Grazin’

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

Simpson Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

0

Southern Natural Farms

Farms & Ranches: Beef, Step 4

0

Thompson Farms

Farms & Ranches:
Pork, Step 5+

0

TK Natural Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

0

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 1

0

Villari Brothers

Products & Brands:
Pork, Step 1

0

Virginia Poultry Growers

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Wayne Farms

Farms & Ranches: Chicken, Step 2

0

Western Grassfed Beef

Farms & Ranches:
Beef, Step 4

0

White Oak Pastures

Farms & Ranches:
Chicken, Step 5 / Turkey, Step 5+ / Beef, Step 4, 5+ / Pork, Step 4

0

Whitewater Processing Co.

Farms & Ranches:
Turkey, Step 1

0

Yorkshire Valley Farms Ltd.

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

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