- This program compensates producers who suffer losses to eligible livestock due to attacks by designated natural predators.
- Eligible livestock raised in Manitoba, including:
- Wild Boars
- Fallow Deer
- Other Ratites
- The program compensates for livestock killed or injured from predatory attacks by:
- Assessed values are based on the average commercial market price for each type and class of livestock.
- Commercial market prices are derived from either the CanFax Weekly Summary or a price list (updated as required) that is recommended by Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development.
- Purebred livestock is valued at double the commercial market for animals of the same kind or class.
- Livestock is valued at the time of death or injury, except young livestock, which are valued at a weight that reflects the earliest practical weaning weight.
- Commercial and registered purebred values are limited to a maximum of $ per animal.
- Wildlife compensation is limited to per cent of the value of the loss. (e.g. $ x per cent = $)
A producer discovers and reports to MASC a cow valued at $.
Maximum per Animal = $ per cent
Wildlife Damage Compensation
= $ x per cent
- Losses also include all reasonable veterinary and medical expenses incurred to treat injured livestock (up to the value of the animal).
- There is no reduction of payment for producers who carry private insurance.
- Compensation is per cent of the calculated loss.
- Compensation up to per cent of the loss is funded per cent by the Government of Canada, and per cent by the Province of Manitoba.
- Compensation over per cent of the value of the loss is funded entirely by the Province of Manitoba.
- The producer must contact MASC to register a claim within 72 hours of discovering the attack. All evidence should be preserved for the adjustor to view. An adjustor will assess the loss or injury.
- Claim assessments are based on the evidence of the attack on the carcass, the attack site and indicators of the presence of a predator.
- Damage compensation payments follow the ajustor's determination:
- Full Payment: there is sufficient evidence to prove a predator attack.
- One-half Payment: the evidence is inconclusive, but the probable cause of loss is a predator.
- No Payment: there is no carcass or there is insufficient evidence to prove a predator attack.
- Claims are normally paid three to four weeks after the inspection is completed.
Other Program Details
- Producers are expected to use the prevention programs that are available and monitor their livestock to ensure their safety
- Producers should call their Manitoba Conservation Officer for prevention assistance.
- Producers must retain receipts as evidence of treatment expenses for animals (drug and veterinary costs).
- A carcass is required for a claim to be initiated.