Livestock Indemnity Program Available To Those Impacted By Extreme Temperatures

June 13, 2022

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) offers payments to eligible livestock owners for deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions, which can include extreme heat. Producers must file a notice of loss within 30 days of the loss becoming apparent and file an application for payment within 60 days of the end of the year. Although livestock owners can apply for LIP in the county in which the loss occurred, it is recommended they apply in the county that maintains their Farm Service Agency records.  

It also is recommended that producers document the loss and provide a statement from a veterinarian verifying it was due to heat. Documentation of the temperature, heat and humidity from a local weather station leading up to and through the loss event also should be provided. This information can be found here.

For more information on LIP, click here.