Livestock Risk Protection

Livestock Risk Protection Program

Livestock Risk Protection is an insurance policy that is available for Cattle, Swine and Lamb

About LRP

LRP provides protection against declining livestock prices if the price, as specified in the policy, drops below the producer’s selected coverage price.

LRP Coverage

LRP covers a decline in livestock prices.

LRP Eligibility

Producers in all covered states with an ownership share in eligible livestock are eligible for the LRP Program.

LRP Prices

Coverage prices range from 70% to 100% of daily livestock prices for swine, fed cattle, and feeder cattle; and 80% to 95% for lambs.  LRP is priced and available for sale continuously throughout the year.

Determining Coverage for LRP

Determine the number of livestock to be marketed and the target weight.  Multiply the number of head by the target weight, coverage price, and insured share.

LRP Coverage Period and Restrictions

Livestock can be insured for various different weekly increments.

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Steers    |    Heifers

Loss Payments 

  • Multiply the number of head by the cwt target weight.
  • Subtract the actual ending value from the coverage price (loss payment due if positive).
  • Multiply the target weight times the difference between the actual ending value and the coverage price.
  • Multiply by the insured share.
  • The price at which livestock is sold does not affect the loss payment.

 

Benefits of LRP

  • Guaranteed Price – No Bid/As spread.
  • Limited Basis Risk Coverage – The aggregate cash price used better reflects actual price received.
  • Any number of head can be covered (up to the limits).
  • Numerous endorsement period options – Producer selects the period that fits their risk management plan.
  • Wider range of target weights than CME
  • LRP is an insurance policy – LRP may be viewed more favorably by lenders than hedging or speculating (derivative products).
TopicSwineFed CattleFeeder CattleLamb
MarketMarketed for slaughterMarketed for slaughterReady to put in feedlot for fatteningMarketed for slaughter
Insurable LivestockSwine that producers expect to have and to market within a range of 1.5 to 2.25 lean cwt target weight (203-304 live cwt)Steers and heifers that producers expect to grade select or higher, yield grade of 1 to 3, and to market at 10 to 14 cwt (live weight)Steers (<6.0 cwt for steers and bulls, 6.0-9.0 cwt
for steers only)
Heifers (<6.0 cwt and 6.0-9.0 cwt)
Dairy Cattle (<6.0 for heifers, steers, and bulls
and 6.0-9.0 cwt for heifers and steers)
Brahman Breeds (<6.0 for heifers, steers, and
bulls and 6.0-9.0 cwt for heifers and steers)
Lambs that producers expect to have and to market within a range of 0.5 and 1.5 cwt target weight at the end of the insurance period
AvailabilityAL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WYAL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WYAL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WYAZ, CA, CO, ID, IN, IL, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, NV, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY
Max. Head Insurable10,000 per Specific Coverage Endorsement
32,000 per Crop Year
2,000 per Specific Coverage Endorsement
4,000 per Crop Year
1,000 per Specific Coverage Endorsement
2,000 per Crop Year
2,000 per Specific Coverage Endorsement
28,000 per Crop Year
Insurance Period13, 17, 21 or 26 weeks13, 17, 21, 26, 30, 34, 39, 43, 47 or 52 weeks13, 17, 21, 26, 30, 34, 39, 43, 47 or 52 weeks13, 20, 26 or 39 weeks
Coverage Level70-100%70-100%70-100%80-95%, in 5% increments
Actual Ending ValueAgricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Negotiated and Swine or Pork Market Formula CategoriesAgricultural Marketing Service (AMS) 5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle - Live Basis Sales, Steers, "35-65% Choice"Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Feeder Cattle Reported Index multiplied by the Price Adjustment Factor (by type and weight)Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in the "national Weekly Slaughter Sheep Review"
Source: www.rainhail.com
How It Works for Swine    
Coverage1,000 hogs x2.00 cwt* x$47.00 = $94,000
Actual Ending Value1,000 hogs x2.00 cwt x$46.00 =$92,000
Loss PaymentAssume 100% Ownership=$2,000
Source: www.rainhail.com Assumptions:  Producer expects to market 1,000 head of 2.70 cwt hogs and selects a coverage price of $47.00

How It Works for Cattle     
Coverage1,000 head x11 cwt x$66.24 =$728,640
Actual Ending Value1,000 head x11 cwt x$65.21 =$717,310
Loss PaymentAssume 100% Ownership=$11,330
Source: www.rainhail.com Assumptions:  Producer expects to market 1,000 head of 11 cwt cattle and selects a coverage price of $66.24

How It Works for Lamb     
Coverage50 lamb x1.30 cwt x$85.50 =$5,558
Actual Ending Value50 lamb x1.30 cwt x$80.00 =$5,200
Loss PaymentAssume 100% Ownership=$358
Source: www.rainhail.com Assumptions:  Producer expects to market 50 head of 1.30 cwt lamb and selects a coverage price of $85.50

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The LRP Program qualifies for a 13% match of premiums paid by the United States Department of Agriculture RMA in Kansas City, MO. If you would like to learn more about the LRP Program, contact Don Richman at (406) 353-2213 or stop by 203 South Main Street in Harlem, Montana