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Compensation is available for lost livestock

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Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock losses due to adverse weather conditions may be eligible for compensation for those animals under the Livestock Indemnity Program at their Farm Service Center.
The Livestock Indemnity Program provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather events. Heat is one of those adverse weather events.
For livestock losses that occur in calendar year 2011, producers will have until the earlier of 30 days after the livestock losses become apparent to file a notice of loss to the Farm Service Agency, but no later than Oct. 30.
Adequate documentation must prove the death of eligible livestock, an example could be a dated picture or a receipt from the dead animal pickup service through Fiscal Court.
If adequate verifiable proof of death records is unavailable, livestock producers may provide reliable records along with verifiable beginning and ending inventory as proof of death. Certifications of livestock deaths by third parties, who are not affiliated with the farming operation, may be accepted only if verifiable proof of death records or reliable proof of death records are not available. Verifiable inventory records are also required. Producers need to contact their Farm Service Agency to sign-up or request further information.