New Price Insurance Product for Western Livestock Producers

Friday, January 24, 2014

Harper Government partners with provinces to launch an innovative inter-provincial approach to protect producers from price declines

January 24, 2014 - Camrose, Alberta – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

An innovative new livestock price insurance program will be available this spring to help cattle and hog producers in Western provinces manage price risks faced by the industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart, Alberta Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson, and MLA Donna Barnett (Cariboo-Chilcotin), on behalf of British Columbia Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm unveiled the new price insurance program today at the Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose.