• Greenfeed insurance provides producers who grow annual crops for greenfeed with coverage for losses due to natural perils.


  • Greenfeed insurance covers specific annual crops for the purpose of being cut, baled, or silaged for livestock feed, grown separately or in combination, and allows for up to 20 per cent of the seed blend to be made up of crops not listed below.
  • Annual crops eligible for greenfeed insurance include:
    • oats
    • barley
    • mixed grain
    • wheat
    • rye
    • field peas
    • triticale
    • millet
    • sorghum
    • sudan grass
  • March 31 is the last day to apply for greenfeed insurance, make changes to the AgriInsurance contract (add or delete crops and change coverage levels), or to cancel AgriInsurance.
  • The crop must be indicated as greenfeed on the Seeded Acreage Report. Producers must file a Seeded Acreage Report by June 30.


  • Greenfeed probable yields are based on historical yields from the most recent years, with a two-year lag (for , it is from to ) at per cent moisture content.
  • Greenfeed probable yields are adjusted using the Individual Productivity Index (IPI) method.
  • Producers may select one of the three coverage levels: , , or per cent of probable yield.
  • The grade guarantee is a minimum of .
  • Full coverage is available for crops sown by June 20. An extended coverage seeding period is available for greenfeed sown between June 21 to July 15. Greenfeed sown during the extended coverage seeding period will have coverage reduced by 20 per cent, and a Seeded Acreage Report must be submitted by July 31 for greenfeed sown during the extended coverage period.

Coverage (continued)

  • Greenfeed bales that cannot be removed from the field due to wet field conditions are eligible for production and quality losses under AgriInsurance, and are eligible for Wildlife Damage Compensation.
  • Greenfeed production must be recorded on a Harvested Production Report and submitted to MASC by November 30.


  • The premium cost is shared per cent by the producer, per cent by the Government of Canada, and per cent by the Province of Manitoba.


  • In the event of a greenfeed reseed claim, only those acres of greenfeed reseeded on or before June 20 will be eligible for the reseed benefit.
  • In the event of a production shortfall, you must notify MASC of a greenfeed claim for indemnity by October 1.
  • If a greenfeed crop is left to harvest for grain, MASC must be notified at the time the crop would normally be cut for greenfeed. An inspection may be done at that time.
  • Greenfeed production that is silaged or stored at high moisture, will have the production adjusted to the equivalent of per cent moisture content.
  • MASC must be notified 10 days prior to any greenfeed being fed to livestock, sold, placed in an immeasurable position, or disposed of in any manner, or the claim may be denied.

Other Program Details

  • Producers can cut and bale other grain crops that were intended for grain production without impacting their greenfeed coverage. For example, if a producer insures oats with the intention of harvesting grain, but decides to cut the oats for greenfeed, coverage will be unaffected provided the insured contacts MASC in advance to conduct an appraisal of the standing crop.
  • If MASC is not notified prior to the crop being cut for greenfeed, MASC will assign a yield equal to coverage to the acres, which removes the affected acreage from any potential claim.




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