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Animal Welfare Standards

View our latest 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program animal welfare standards for beef cattle, broiler chickens, pigs, turkey, sheep, goat, and bison.

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Farm Animal Welfare

At Global Animal Partnership we focus on improving farm animals' quality of life through health, behavior, and positive experiences.

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The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program

The 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program promotes and facilitates continuous improvement in animal agriculture, encourages welfare-friendly farming practices, and informs consumers about the animal farming systems they choose to support.

5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program Steps

5-Step® Process

Learn about the rigorous process of development, review, and revision that goes into making our farm animal welfare standards.

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5-Step® Certification

Learn how to get certified under the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program through independent, third-party audits.

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Browse 5-Step® Partners

Farmers & Ranchers

Global Animal Partnership teams up with farmers and ranchers that are committed to providing the best possible life for their animals and bringing higher quality step-rated meat to consumers.

Product Suppliers

Our Labeled Product Authorization (LPA) Program offers consumers a wide variety of retail-ready, step-rated meat products certified under the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating Program. Look for the label next time you shop!

Retailers & Foodservice

Global Animal Partnership brings the transparency customers are looking for! Partner up us to help drive sales, improve farm animal welfare, and change the industry at the same time!

Farm Animal Welfare

By choosing to support higher welfare farmers and ranchers, we can collectively make a significant difference in the lives of millions of animals.

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Global Animal Partnership’s Higher Welfare Chicken Initiative – Evaluating Higher Welfare Strains

Feb 02

In March 2016, Global Animal Partnership (GAP) announced our intention to replace 100% of fast-growing chicken breeds with slower-growing breeds for all levels of our 5- Step® Rating Program by 2024.

New Zealand sheep ranch first in world to achieve GAP animal welfare certification for lamb

Feb 01

Atkins Ranch in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, which supplies grass-fed lamb to Whole Foods Market stores across the US and Canada, has been certified to Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating program for meat sheep, becoming the first Step 4: Pasture Centered sheep program in the world.

2016 - The Year of the Chicken

Oct 01

One of the things we do as an organization around this time of the year while we’re setting our plans for the coming year, is to reflect on the year that’s coming to an end.  Wow, 2016 was a big year for GAP!

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