This component of the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides compensation to producers for injury or death to eligible livestock, fowl or specialty animals by predators.
• 100 per cent compensation for death of livestock, fowl or specialty animals due to predation.
• In the event livestock are injured, producers can receive up to 80 per cent of the animal’s value to cover veterinary costs.
• If predation is suspected but cannot be confirmed, 50 per cent compensation will be provided.
• If there is no evidence to prove a predator attack, no payment is issued.
• Compensation is eligible on predation by coyotes, bears, cougars, lynxes, foxes, wolves, eagles, birds of prey, scavenging birds, raccoons, skunks, badgers, minks, weasels or any other wild animal that causes injury or death to eligible livestock.
• Minimum values for compensation are $400 for beef calves, $150 for foals, $60 for lambs and $60 for goat kids.
• For beef calves, pricing will be determined using market sales data the week before, the week of, and the week after the loss. The producer will be compensated for the
highest of these three values. If the market price is lower than the set minimum, the producer will receive the $400 minimum.
• Compensation for other species will be determined using market sales data. Prices will be set using months when sales volumes are high and are based at the time of death not on the future cash potential of the animal. For uncommon species, values will be determined on a as-needed basis.
• Registered livestock, fowl, and eligible specialty animals are compensated at 1.5 times the commercial value. Proof of registration is required.