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Global Animal Partnership (GAP) 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Ratings Standards for Beef Cattle

Global Animal Partnership, a non-profit charitable organization founded in the US in 2008, brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates-a diverse group with the common goal of wanting to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture.

The 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards Program

The 5-Step program is the only farm animal welfare rating system developed by producers working collaboratively with non-profit animal advocacy organizations, where retailers' needs are integrated with concern about animal welfare, and where scientific research joins with on-farm wisdom.

The very design of Global Animal Partnership's 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards program more accurately recognizes producers for their practices, encourages innovation and drive to move to even higher welfare farming, better informs consumers about the ways animals are raised for food and provides them with real choices at different levels of animal welfare they may want to support, and affords grocers and restaurants a wider range of products to offer.

The 5-Step Program is detailed on the GAP Website.

To discuss the GAP Program within Australia or New Zealand please contact AUS-MEAT as below:

General enquiries

AUS-MEAT Limited     Tel: 07 3361 9200 or 1800 621 903

Mark O'Brien        AUS-MEAT Program Manager

Please visit the GAP Website


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