In the last few weeks, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is holding the annual Zone Meetings.

Producers in some areas are getting an update on the changes in the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Predation Compensation Program.

Predation is a key concern for livestock producers whether you are running sheep, goats, cattle, elk, horses etc.

Depending on the area you live in predators like coyotes, wolves, cougars or even bears can injure or kill livestock.

Jodie Griffin is a Program Co-ordinator with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation and advises producers to call the 24-hour predation line to report the incident.

"Take lots of pictures if you can and preserve that cow site to the best of your ability if you can as well," she said. "Anything that's going to assist you and your adjusters to be able to help you along with that."

She adds SCIC updated their Predation Compensation this year to reflect the value of animals better today.

Under the program the minimum price of a calf lost to predation was $600, it’s now been increased to $1150.

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