Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program was developed with the animal’s welfare as the primary focus. But what does farm animal welfare mean?
We define animal welfare as 3 overlapping components that together with good management and genetics, contribute to good farm animal welfare:
- Health & Productivity – raising animals so that they’re healthy and productive with good quality feed and water, shelter, and free from disease, illness and injury (but treating any animals that get sick).
- Natural Living – raising animals in environments that allow them to express their natural behaviors effectively – both indoors and outdoors
- Emotional Well Being – raising animals in environments that provide them the ability to be inquisitive, happy and playful and minimize boredom, frustration, fear, stress and pain, as much as possible.
By defining animal welfare, this helps us to identify and improve farming and ranching systems and practices. We then translate these systems into standards for each species under our GAP 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating program.
We’ve created a comprehensive program of standards for each animal group.Transparency
Our 5-Step Rating program tells you exactly how the animals have been raised.Integrity
Every single farm partner is audited by an independent company every 15 months.Quality
NO antibiotics, animal by-products in feed or added hormones. EVER. You can buy GAP 5-Step® certified meat or products with confidence knowing that the animals have been raised following comprehensive standards focused on their care and welfare. We think this creates better tasting meat.
7415 Burnet Rd
No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.