Frequently Asked Questions
How did Livestock Price Insurance Begin?
July 12, 2022
LPI began as a producer-driven initiative initially developed under the guidance of Alberta Beef Producers, with the aim of enhancing Alberta cattle producers’ ability to manage their price and basis risk.
The program was introduced in 2009 as the first of its kind in Canada, providing producers with a range of coverage and policy options to help manage price risk by providing an insurable ‘floor’ price on cattle. This caught the attention of producers in the western provinces. Realizing the support a westernized program would have, governments began discussions to expand Alberta’s program to more provinces in 2012.