Cattle mortality coverage

All risk coverage or limited risk – Markel Specialty cattle mortality insurance gives you the choice.

When you are insuring your registered purebred cattle, you want the right amount of insurance to protect your investment.

Please note: Our cattle mortality policies are for registered purebred cattle from age 3 months to 7 years. Terms of coverage range from 30 days to 12 months. Age exceptions can be made for additional premium.

Full mortality

Markel Specialty's cattle mortality policy provides you with the highest level of mortality coverage.

This policy covers death as a result of all natural causes including accident, sickness or disease, or euthanasia if recommended by your veterinarian. You can add theft coverage to your full mortality policy for an additional premium.

Coverage requirements

  • A completed, signed and dated application.
  • A satisfactory veterinary certificate of health carried out within 14 days of the coverage start date.

Specified perils (limited risk)

The Markel Specialty specified perils policy covers cattle for a specific named peril, such as:

  • Fire
  • Lightning
  • Accident while in transit
  • Other specifically named perils outlined in the policy.

You may broaden your specified perils coverage to include optional perils for a small additional premium. These optional perils include:

  • Loss from accidental shooting
  • Drowning
  • Artificial electricity
  • Attack by wild dogs or wild animals
  • Collapse of building

Coverage requirements

  • A completed, signed and dated application.

Additional cattle specialty coverages

Looking for additional coverage solutions? Markel Specialty can provide the following:

  • Short-term coverage
  • Calf in utero coverage

Get a quote

Contact one of our appointed Markel Specialty agents to start your cattle mortality quote.