The Richmond Farm Service Agency, (serving Madison and Estill County) is conducting Livestock Indemnity Program sign-ups for producers who suffered losses beginning Oct 1, 2011.
LIP provides compensation to producers who suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or are protected by federal law. These include wolves and avian predators.
LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Eligible livestock includes: beef cattle, dairy cattle, bison, poultry, sheep, swine, horses and other livestock as determined by the secretary.
Applicants must provide adequate proof that the livestock deaths occurred as a direct result of an eligible adverse weather event for which benefits are being requested. The quantity and kind of livestock that died as a direct result of the disaster event be documented by: purchase records, veterinarian records, bank or other loan documents, rendering truck receipts or certificates, Federal Emergency Management Agency records, National Guard records, written contracts, production records, records assembled for tax purposes, property tax records, private insurance documents, and similar documents.
If you feel you are covered by one of these categories, call the Richmond FSA Office at 1024 Ival James, Blvd., Ste A-2, at 624-1981, Ext. 2.
Cattle squeeze chute for rent
The Madison County Farm Bureau has purchased a cattle squeeze chute for rental use here. The chute is a For-Most brand and includes head catch, squeeze, brisket bar and palpation cage.
It is a portable unit, very versatile and easy to use.
Rental fees are $50 per day or $75 for two consecutive days. A $50 deposit is required.
For more details, call Kevin Fields, 582-8855, Eddie Warren, 625-2252, or Tim Brandenburg, 582-2895.
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