Predation Compensation

By mmuise
Description:

Up to 100% compensation is paid to producers for injury or death of eligible livestock, fowl or specialty animals by predators.


Comments on Funding:

1. Funding takes the form of compensations of:
- up to 100% for injury or death to eligible livestock, fowl or specialty animals by predators.
- up to 80% of the animal’s value to cover veterinary costs, if the animal is injured.
2. For beef calves, pricing will be determined using market sales data the week before, the week of, and the week after the loss. The producer will be compensated for the highest of these three values. If the market price is lower than the set minimum, the producer will receive the minimum amount.
3. Compensation for other species will be determined using market sales data. Prices are based on a six-month average. For uncommon species, values will be determined on an as-needed basis.
4. Registered livestock, fowl, and eligible specialty animals are compensated at 1.5 times the commercial value. Proof of registration is required.
5. An inspection is required before compensation is paid. If the adjuster determines that:
a) There is sufficient evidence to prove a predator attack, the producer will receive full compensation.
b) The evidence is inconclusive, but the probable cause of loss is a predator, the producer will receive 50% compensation.
c) There is no carcass or there is no evidence to prove a predator attack, no payment will be issued.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must be Saskatchewan producers of:

  • cattle, sheep, goats, bison, horse, hogs (excluding wild boar), elk, fallow deer, llamas and donkeys;
  • ostriches, emus, ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys;
  • other less common species.
  • Compensation is eligible on predation by coyotes, bears, cougars, lynxes, fox, wolves, bobcats, birds of prey, scavenging birds, raccoons, skunks, badgers, minks, weasels or any other wild animal that causes injury or death to eligible livestock.
  • Claim assessments are based on the evidence of the carcass, the attack/kill site and indicators of the presence of a predator. If there is no evidence to prove a predator attack, no payment is issued.
  • An inspection is required before compensation is paid.
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Documentation Needed:

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mmuise