You are here: Home Newsreleases Document Livestock Losses
 
Document Actions

Document Livestock Losses

Farm bill may provide producers with compensation for some livestock losses.

Producers with excessive livestock losses due to adverse natural and environmental conditions may qualify for compensation under the 2014 farm bill, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka.

This compensation would be for losses above and beyond those that occur under normal circumstances.

“For example, spring snow storms that result in excessive death loss of newborn calves due to hypothermia may be eligible for payments if farmers and ranchers keep documentation of losses,” Stokka says. “This does not mean estimated losses, but actual numbers or tag numbers of older calves and cattle.”

Losses indirectly due to adverse conditions, such as calf scours and respiratory disease, also may be eligible for compensation. These losses may be due to inadequate colostral intake and absorption as a result of the environmental conditions.

“As we do not know details of this program at this time, our advice is to document inventory,” Stokka says. “Keep records of losses of calves or cows such that, at a later date when the details of the program are made public, eligibility can be determined.”

Documentation with calving books, inventories of cows at pregnancy checking time or calf-working events, and date-stamped images would be useful in these cases.

“Contact and maintain a good working relationship with your veterinary clinic and Extension agent to assist in recordkeeping and causation of losses,” Stokka advises


NDSU Agriculture Communication - March 3, 2014

Source:Gerald Stokka, (701) 231-5082, gerald.stokka@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
Columns
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Wading Through the Economics of Drones  (2017-12-14)  Producers need to decide whether a drone really will benefit them before investing in one.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Use the Numbers When Bull Buying  (2017-12-07)  Expected progeny differences are the best selection tool to help beef operations meet future goals.   FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Mrs. Claus Comments on Santa’s Health  (2017-12-14)  A conversation with Mrs. Claus highlights the importance of good eating and health-care habits.  FULL STORY
 
Use of Releases
The news media and others may use these news releases in their entirety. If the articles are edited, the sources and NDSU must be given credit.
 

Powered by Plone, the Open Source Content Management System