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Stabilization Insurance

Eligibility

Here are the main eligibility criteria for each production.

Apples

  • Insure the entire production of insurable apples.
  • Produce, every insurance year, at least 1,000 bushels of late-variety apples graded “extrafancy” and “fancy”. However, to allow for weather-related conditions affecting quality, participants will be considered as having reached the insurable minimum if, during either of the two previous years, they marketed at least 1,000 bushels of insurable apples graded “extrafancy” and “fancy” and, during the current year, they marketed at least 1,639 bushels of insurable apples.
  • Be the owner of the insurable apples that were cultivated in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Enrolment deadline: April 30.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Cereal and canola

  • Be the owner of the insurable crops that were cultivated in Québec fields and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Cultivate at least 10 hectares per category or combination of these categories every year.
  • Insure the entire annual production of the product Cereal and canola.
  • Participate in the program for the product Cereal and canola for a period of five years.
  • Enrolment deadline: April 30.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Cow calves

  • Be the owner of the animals that were raised in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Marketed calves must have been born in Québec and be the offspring of the female breeders owned by the participant at the time of calving.
  • Cumulate a minimum of 2,092 kg (4,613 lb) of calves sold on a live basis annually. This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates its participation during the insurance year.
  • Insure all insurable female breeders and calves that the participant owns.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Feeder cattle and slaughter cattle

  • Be the owner of the animals that were raised or fed in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Cumulate a minimum insurable weight gain of 7,802 kg (17,200 lb) every insurance year or a gain of 680 kg (1,500 lb) when the participant is also insured for the product Cow Calves. This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates its participation during the insurance year.
  • Insure all insurable cattle that the participant owns.
  • Participate in the program for the product Feeder Cattle and Slaughter Cattle for a period of five years.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Grain-fed calves

  • Be the owner of the animals that were fed in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Cumulate a minimum of 50 insurable grain-fed calves every insurance year. This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates its participation during the insurance year.
  • Insure all insurable grain-fed calves that the participant owns.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Hogs

  • Be the owner of the animals that were fed in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Cumulate an insurable minimum of:
    • 46,000 kg (101,430 lb) of hogs sold (on a carcass weight basis); or
    • 38,000 kg (83,790 lb) (on a carcass weight basis) when the participant is also insured for the product Piglets and respects the required minimum of 23 sows (including replacement females) for the insurance year in question.
    This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates its participation during the insurance year.
  • Insure all insurable hogs that the participant owns.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Lambs

  • Be the owner of the animals that were raised in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Marketed lambs must have been born in Québec and be the offspring of the female breeders owned by the participant at the time of lambing.
  • Insure all insurable lambs that the participant owns.
  • Cumulate a minimum of 1,015 eligible kilograms (2,239 lb) of lambs sold on a live basis annually. This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates participation during the insurance year.
  • Participate in the program for the product Lambs for a period of five years.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?

Piglets

  • Be the owner of the animals that were raised in Québec and have the insurable interest, i.e. assume the risks related to lower market prices or higher production costs.
  • Cumulate annually an insurable minimum of 23 sows (including replacement females) every insurance year. This minimum must be respected even if the producer participates in the program or terminates its participation during the insurance year.
  • Insure all insurable sows that the participant owns.
  • No enrolment deadline. However, the date that marks the beginning of the enrolment period corresponds to the date that all documents required for registration are received.

Other conditions may also need to be met, depending on your type of business. For more details, please consult the program (PDF in French).

How to Enrol?