Livestock producers impacted by spring storms to receive assistance

Livestock losses have been reported in several rural municipalities in southeast Saskatchewan due to the recent spring storms that included periods of heavy snowfall, high winds and blizzard conditions.

With the losses, the Government of Saskatchewan has announced the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) is now available to support eligible livestock producers who have experienced significant financial losses.

Local authorities, such as municipalities, must request designation through the PDAP office to initiate assistance for residents following an extreme weather event.

Producers whose local authorities have been designated as eligible for assistance can make claims for livestock loss, provided no coverage for losses is already available through existing insurance or other programs.

Compensation for livestock losses will be calculated using the rates under the Wildlife Damage Compensation and Livestock Predation Program administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.

Livestock producers are encouraged to take photos/videos and document all livestock losses due to these extreme weather events.

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