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Frequently Asked Questions: Producers

Protection for Producers
This FAQ is intended for general reference only. You should read the Livestock Identification and Commerce Act for full details on:

 
Who is eligible for coverage?
You are eligible for coverage if you run an Alberta farming operation in which you either:
  • maintain cattle or horses for the purposes of propagation; or
  • maintain cattle or horses for growing or finishing 

 
What sales are covered?
Your Sales to a licensed livestock dealer of live cattle or horses which were in Alberta, Dawson Creek or Lloydminster when you agreed to sell them.
 
If the animals were either sold in Dawson Creek or Lloydminster, or came from your farming operation outside Alberta, they must also have been in Alberta for a minimum of 30 days immediately before the sale.
 

What sales are not covered??
Your sale is not eligible for coverage if:

  • the reason the licensed livestock dealer failed to pay you is because there is a dispute between you and the dealer about the terms of the sale; or
  • you and the licensed livestock dealer are partners or operate your businesses through related corporations.

  
What must you do or not do at the time of sale?
To ensure that your sale is covered under this program, you must do the following:
  • have the cattle or horses brand inspected;
  • pay the levy to the Fund; and
  • if you are paid by cheque, you must deposit or cash the cheque as soon as you reasonably can.
You must not do the following:
  • sell to a non-licensed buyer when you know that another licensed livestock dealer has not been paid by that buyer;
  • extend credit to the licensed livestock dealer; or
  • collude or conspire with the licensed livestock dealer.
For example, if the licensed livestock dealer gives you a cheque, but asks that you not deposit it for a few days, that is extending credit and you will not be able to obtain reimbursement from either the dealer’s bond or the Fund.
 

 
What must you do if you are not paid?
You must notify the Fund Administrator as soon as you reasonably can after you know about the non-payment. Your notice should include a statement that you are applying to make a claim against the Fund.
 
If you do not properly notify the Administrator, you claim will be denied. Notice must be sent by fax or registered mail to:
 
Fund Administrator
Livestock Identification Services Ltd.
# 109, 264 Midpark Way SE
Calgary AB, Canada T2X 1J6
 

Telephone: Fax:
Toll Free:

(403) 509-2088
(403) 509-2098
1-866-509-2088
 

 
Who do you contact for more information?
 
Fund Administrator
Livestock Identification Services Ltd.
# 109, 264 Midpark Way SE
Calgary AB, Canada T2X 1J6
 
Telephone: Fax:
Toll Free:
(403) 509-2088
(403) 509-2098
1-866-509-2088
Livestock Patrons’ Claims Review Tribunal
Tribunal Secretariat
3rd Floor, 6909 – 116 Street NW
Edmonton AB, T6H 4P2
 
Telephone: Fax:
Toll Free:
(780) 422-7249
(780) 427-1437
 1-310-0000-422-7249
Livestock Identification Services Ltd.
109, 264 Midpark Way S.E.
Calgary AB, Canada T2X 1J6
Toll Free: 1-866-509-2088
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