GAP Species: Sheep

Sheep farms vary significantly depending on geography and climate, which is why our tiered program supports continuous improvement, and is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model. For example, our Base Certification level permits the animals to be housed indoors, but every other level requires them to be pasture raised. As with all of the animals in the GAP program, our third-party certifiers audit every farm, every 15 months to ensure our standards are being met.

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 | No hormones | Vegetarian diet | Every farm 3rd party audited every 15 months

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

GAP Sheep Partners

4 Hills Farm

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Atkins Ranch

Products & Brands:
Lamb, Step 4

Atkins Ranch

Manufacturing & Processors:
Lamb

Atkins Ranch

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

Capra Foods

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 5

Cattail Creek Lamb

Farms & Ranches:
Lamb, Step 4

Mosner Family Brands

Manufacturing & Processors:
Beef, Lamb, Pork

Open Farm Inc.

Products & Brands:
Beef, Step 4 / Lamb, Step 4

Pozzi Ranch Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

TK Natural Lamb

Farms & Ranches: Lamb, Step 4

Whole Foods Market

Retailers: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey