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Standards and Guidelines

Provides an animal handling and audit guidelines from the American Meat Institute (AMI) as well as links to companies that provide auditing services.

American Humane Association.

Links to standards and checklists for American Humane Association’s Humane HeartlandTM farm animal welfare program.

Animal Welfare Institute.

Humane husbandry standards are outlined for pigs, cattle, ducks, rabbits, and sheep. Housing, diet, health, and transport of animals are addressed.

Humane Farm Animal Care.

Includes links to the Policy Manual as well as Standards for beef cattle, broiler chickens, laying hens, dairy cows, goats, pigs, sheep, turkeys, and young dairy beef.

National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Links to documents for the beef check-off program including guidelines on feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing/treatment and records, injectable animal health products, and care and husbandry practices.

Global Animal Partnership.

Referred to as the GAP 5-Step program, there are animal welfare rating standards now available for beef cattle, broiler chickens, and pigs.