The 5-Step®Animal Welfare Standards

Our multi-tiered animal welfare standards provide a unique approach to farm animal welfare certification. Each set of species-specific welfare standards—from Step 1 to Step 5+ - has its own requirements that must be met before a farm or ranch can receive a 5-Step certificate. The main emphasis of our standards is looking at what the animals are showing us through their physical condition and behavior.

As an informed consumer, company, brand, farmer, or rancher, you can change the face of animal agriculture. Join us in shifting the food industry to be more animal welfare conscious and GAP 5-Step Rated.

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