Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is available to producers for feeder cattle, fed cattle, swine, and feeder/slaughter lambs. The LRP program addresses a crucial aspect of risk management for livestock producers - declining market prices - without restricting profit potential.
Producers fill out an application for LRP, similar to the application for federal crop insurance, which establishes eligibility. Specific coverage endorsements, or SCE's are then used to request coverage on specific groups of animals. With LRP, however, policies and SCE's are available continuously, with no sales closing date.
Specific information on LRP policies is available in the office, under the "Resources" tab, or accessible on the RMA website at: www.rma.usda.gov/livestock.
Specific information on coverage prices and rates are available in the office, or are accessible on the RMA website at:
Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) is available for cattle producers in many states, including South Dakota and Minnesota. LGM provides protection against loss of gross margin on cattle (market value of livestock minus cost of feeder cattle and feed). Feed cost (corn) is based on CBOT futures; cattle prices on CME futures.
Producers may not have LRP insurance at the same time as LGM - and also may not have a CME put option nor a futures contract on the insured livestock. More information can be found in the office or at: www.rma.usda.gov/livestock.