Livestock Risk Protection Program
Livestock Risk Protection is an insurance policy that is available for Cattle, Swine and Lamb
LRP provides protection against declining livestock prices if the price, as specified in the policy, drops below the producer’s selected coverage price.
LRP covers a decline in livestock prices.
Producers in all covered states with an ownership share in eligible livestock are eligible for the LRP Program.
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.
- 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).
|Topic||Swine||Fed Cattle||Feeder Cattle||Lamb|
|Market||Marketed for slaughter||Marketed for slaughter||Ready to put in feedlot for fattening||Marketed for slaughter|
|Insurable Livestock||Swine 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|
|Availability||AL, 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 WY||AL, 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 WY||AL, 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 WY||AZ, 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 Insurable||10,000 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 Period||13, 17, 21 or 26 weeks||13, 17, 21, 26, 30, 34, 39, 43, 47 or 52 weeks||13, 17, 21, 26, 30, 34, 39, 43, 47 or 52 weeks||13, 20, 26 or 39 weeks|
|Coverage Level||70-100%||70-100%||70-100%||80-95%, in 5% increments|
|Actual Ending Value||Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Negotiated and Swine or Pork Market Formula Categories||Agricultural 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"|
|How It Works for Swine|
|Coverage||1,000 hogs x||2.00 cwt* x||$47.00 =||$94,000|
|Actual Ending Value||1,000 hogs x||2.00 cwt x||$46.00 =||$92,000|
|Loss Payment||Assume 100% Ownership||=||$2,000|
|How It Works for Cattle|
|Coverage||1,000 head x||11 cwt x||$66.24 =||$728,640|
|Actual Ending Value||1,000 head x||11 cwt x||$65.21 =||$717,310|
|Loss Payment||Assume 100% Ownership||=||$11,330|
|How It Works for Lamb|
|Coverage||50 lamb x||1.30 cwt x||$85.50 =||$5,558|
|Actual Ending Value||50 lamb x||1.30 cwt x||$80.00 =||$5,200|
|Loss Payment||Assume 100% Ownership||=||$358|
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