Assistance available for livestock deaths due to extreme heat


Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman reminds producers who have lost livestock due to excessive heat that the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides financial assistance in regard to livestock deaths as a direct result of adverse weather conditions.

“The hot humid conditions that are widespread across South Dakota may be good for the development of crops; however, have proven to be detrimental for livestock producers,” said Schaunaman. “Producers need to document the number and kind of livestock that have died as a result of the excessive heat and timely notify their local FSA office of these losses.”

For livestock death losses to be eligible under LIP, producers must file a notice of loss with their local FSA office within 30 calendar days from the date the loss is apparent to the producer.

Information pertaining to LIP or other programs administered by FSA can be found online at

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency