About American Live Stock

In 1952, Frank Harding and Clint Tomson, experienced stockmen, formed a partnership and founded American Live Stock Insurance Company. Frank was a rancher, cattle buyer and cattle importer/exporter through the Harding & Harding Agency. Clint was a rancher who showed cattle and eventually became the executive secretary and director of the American Shorthorn Breeders Association.

The partnership initially focused on insuring registered cattle, securing coverage on behalf of their clients through Lloyd's of London. Harding and Harding, as the partnership had always been known, held the first general livestock contract with Lloyd's of London in the United States.

A commitment to quality service, dependability, industry support and high underwriting standards has earned American Live Stock the respect and trust of the livestock community.

In October 2010, Markel acquired American Live Stock, the premier livestock insurer in the United States. At American Live Stock, we value relationships - the relationship between animal owner and animal, agent and client. We value our longstanding relationships in the livestock community and within the veterinary community. Let us partner with you, the animal owner, to provide the best possible coverage for your animal mortality needs.

Why ALS?
Expertise: Dedicated underwriters and legal professionals with special industry knowledge.
Quality: Superior service, dependability and industry commitment.
Service: Claims are handled swiftly with professionalism and tact.