Western Livestock Price Insurance

Western Livestock Price Insurance Program

Overview


The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) provides livestock producers with a range of coverage options to help manage price risk. The program provides an insurable 'floor' price on cattle and hogs for livestock producers in Manitoba.

WCPIP-Calf

The next policy purchase dates are from February 5, 2019 to May 30, 2019.

New for 2018 - Defer your WLPIP Premium Payments to Account PDF

Livestock producers now have the option to defer their policy premiums for up to 30 days after the policy expires.

Set up a WLPIP account, purchase a WLPIP policy and you can defer your premium payments for the entire length of the policy – and up to 30 days after it expires!

About WLPIP

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Livestock Price Insurance is a simple risk management tool that allows producers to purchase price protection on cattle and hogs in the form of an insurance policy.

Producers purchase coverage for one up-front premium on a 'floor price' for livestock. Coverage is based on the market-driven factors, and settlement of policies is based directly on average Western Canadian cattle/hog markets (not on the individual's selling price).

The insured 'floor price' protects against the market being lower than the insured price when the policy expires. If the market goes above the insured price, producers can still sell livestock for that higher price.

There is NO obligation to sell livestock after the WLPIP policy expires.

Settlement prices are calculated weekly for each cattle program (monthly for the hog program), and are designed to reflect current Western Canadian market prices.

WLPIP Programs

WLPIP Programs

Calf

takes into account factors that impact the calf price including the futures market, the Canadian dollar, basis and the price of barley.

  • Designed for cow-calf producers to purchase policies from February to May
  • Policies expire 16 to 36 weeks after purchase of coverage, during the fall calf run from September to December
  • Settlement price is based on the average price of a 600 lb calf, derived from current sales data from auction markets and electronic sales data in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Feeder

provides flexible, market driven, simple price insurance to protect against declines in the market.

  • Designed to insure feeder cattle using a forecasted market-driven price
  • Policies expire 12 to 36 weeks after purchase of coverage
  • Settlement is based on the average price of an 850 lb steer, derived from current sales data from auction markets and electronic sales data in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Fed

takes the difficulty out of managing all three risks that producers face (price, currency and basis) and combines them into one product.

  • Available for fed cattle intended for sale, policies expire 12 to 36 weeks from the date of purchasing coverage
  • Settlement price is based on the weekly Alberta Fed Cattle Price Settlement Index established using CanFax data

Hogs

is designed as a risk management tool for hog producers in Western Canada.

  • Designed to provide producers with protection against declining hog prices
  • Settlement price of hog insurance policies is based on the USDA spot cash price (converted to Canadian dollars) and adjusted for a Manitoba factor.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Premium Coverage Tables, Purchasing Policies, and Payment Options

Premium Coverage Tables

Receive the most current WLPIP premium coverage tables by fax, email, or by calling the WLPIP Call Centre at 1-844-782-5747 (toll-free).

Purchasing Policies

WLPIP policies can be purchased online, or by completing a Request to Purchase paper form (available at mywlpip.wlpip.ca ).

To submit your Request to Purchase:

Payment Options

After submitting a Request to Purchase, you have up to 15 days to provide payment, by cheque, online banking or telephone banking.

New for 2018 - Defer your Premium Payments to Account

Livestock producers now have the option to defer their policy premiums for up to 30 days after the policy expires.

Set up a WLPIP account, purchase a WLPIP policy and you can defer your premium payments for the entire length of the policy – and up to 30 days after it expires!


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