We understand how challenging farming can be. With rising costs, increasingly unpredictable weather, long days on the farm, and the challenge to remain economically viable, the need to tell your story and differentiate your efforts gets more important every day.

By joining the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards program, you can:

  • be recognized for your commitment to improving the well-being of animals
  • market your products to restaurants and grocers that are seeking out suppliers who incorporate animal welfare into their on-farm and on-ranch practices
  • add your voice to our unique, multi-stakeholder effort, which understands that we must work together to best benefit animals, your farming community, and consumers

Says Lori Hardman, Field Operations Manager for Niman Ranch Pork Company, “Many meat companies make claims on their high welfare standards, but when you try to find out how the animals are actually raised, it’s impossible to get any answers. Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step program sets a standard in the marketplace by honoring those companies and farmers who are doing things right, and setting them apart from those who are trying to deceive customers.”

Download our standards, read about our process, meet Step-rated farmers, and take the next step.

We look forward to working with you.