GAP Species: Bison

Bison production varies widely depending on the life stage of the animal. Breeding animals, calves, and growing bison all require different care. That’s why our program has tiers and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. We allow room to grow and change how animals are raised within the program depending on the GAP animal welfare certification rating. We also use independent certifiers to audit farms every 15-months, through different seasons.

Access a detailed version of our comprehensive standards in the documents below or reference this quick, at-a-glance overview of the key standards being met at each certification level to understand which level could be achievable for your farm or ranch.

All levels of certification: No antibiotics ever | No added growth hormones | No animal by-products | Every farm 3rd party audited every 15 months

Standards in green indicate a new or changed requirement from the previous certification level.