Livestock Insurance

The right livestock insurance can help you keep your farm running smoothly, no matter what happens.

Or call us at 866-COUNTRY (866-268-6879), and we'll help you find livestock insurance that works for you.

Farmer with cattle in field

The basics

Even in the best run livestock operations, sometimes bad things happen. We’re here to help protect you when you face catastrophes, from fire and harsh weather to disease and loss of value and revenue.

We offer ways to protect your livestock with livestock coverage on your farm insurance, livestock mortality1, federal livestock insurance and special coverages for horses.

With COUNTRY Financial®, you’ll also get affordable livestock insurance rates and access to experts in helping you protect your livelihood. COUNTRY Financial was started by farmers and we’ve been insuring farms since 1925. We have the expertise to help you insure your livestock and your farm with confidence.

Coverage included with farm insurance

If you buy a COUNTRY Financial farm insurance policy and purchase our top coverage plan for your farm personal property, your livestock insurance coverage will include coverage for specific types of risks. (The top plan’s technical name is Broad Form and Additional Machinery Perils plus Additional Livestock Perils.)

Types of risks covered

  • Fire or lightning
  • Theft and vandalism
  • Windstorm or hail
  • Explosion or smoke
  • Aircraft or vehicles colliding with your livestock
  • Drowning or electrocution
  • Accidental shooting
  • Attack by dogs or wild animals

Additional coverage options

  • Hog loss of value – for the risk that your hogs will decrease in value1
  • Hog suffocation – for hogs you own or non-owned hogs in your care1
  • Animal collision – for animals killed by a motor vehicle2
  • Milk contamination – for the loss of your milk due to contamination or leakage2


Extra coverages

Regardless of the COUNTRY Financial farm insurance coverage plan you have, you can also choose to add the following types of livestock insurance coverage to your farm policy at an added cost: livestock mortality, federal livestock insurance, and special coverages for horses.

Livestock mortality

Buying livestock mortality insurance1 is like purchasing life insurance for your animals.

  • Horses
  • Beef cattle
  • Dairy cattle
  • Dogs
  • Sheep
  • Swine

It insures against death from:

  • Illness
  • Disease
  • Accident (including fire and lightning)
  • Intentional destruction when necessary

Federal coverage

We offer a few ways to protect your livestock through federal insurance programs.

Livestock gross margin (LGM)

Livestock Gross Margin insurance is a policy designed to protect your farm’s bottom line if feed costs spike and the cost to feed your livestock is more than the market value of the animals (or the market value of your milk, if you have a dairy farm).

Livestock gross margin insurance is available for:

  • Cattle
  • Dairy
  • Swine

We’ll calculate your expected gross margin (revenue minus feed costs), using the Chicago Mercantile Exchange future prices. If your actual gross margin is less after the insurance period, we’ll reimburse you for the difference.

Livestock risk protection (LRP)

Livestock Risk Protection insurance can help protect you against declining livestock market prices. You can select from a variety of coverage levels and insurance periods depending on the time your livestock would normally be sold.

Livestock risk protection insurance is available for:

  • Fed cattle
  • Feeder cattle
  • Lambs
  • Swine

If the ending value is below the coverage price, we'll reimburse you the difference.

Dairy revenue protection (Dairy-RP)

Dairy-RP was created to help protect the revenue of milk production on your dairy farm and prepare for reductions in milk sales. Dairy farmers can choose how much of their expected quarterly milk production to insure, what milk price they wish to protect, and their coverage and protection levels.


If you have an equine business, we’ve got you protected. Here are some special horse insurance coverages we offer on our farm insurance policy:

  • Liability coverage for boarding and stabling non-owned horses
  • Farm personal property coverage for horses, hay, feed, tack, farm machinery, etc.
  • Care, custody and control coverage for non-owned horses
  • Coverage for high-value items like silver-mounted saddles
  • Property coverage for barns, stables and arenas
  • Coverage for equine fencing and farm signs

Other options are available too. We can help explain them all and get you the horse insurance protection you’re looking for.

Ready to start?

Find a local rep or call us at 866-COUNTRY (866-268-6879). We'll help you find livestock insurance that works for you.

COUNTRY Financial® is a family of affiliated companies (collectively, COUNTRY) located in Bloomington, IL. Learn more about who we are.

1Only available in IL 
2Not available in IL

Farm policies issued by COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, Bloomington, IL. 

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