Weaned Calf Risk Protection

The Weaned Calf Risk Protection Insurance Program developed by AgriLogic Consulting in collaboration with Windmark Insurance was approved by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors on August 18, 2022. This program is designed to provide beef cow-calf producers with federally subsidized revenue protection for their calves up to weaning age.

Given the far-reaching and significant economic impact of the cattle industry and the vulnerability of cattle producers to financial loss, an improved form of risk management is needed. The general structure for the coverage is similar to the widely utilized revenue protection insurance plans which have long been available for major commodity crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton and includes both price and yield protection. AgriLogic is currently working with the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) to implement the program. Once available, producers will be able to purchase coverage from Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs). Additional program details will soon be available.