NICO Insurance Company has developed a livestock policy to help farmers protect their herds.
â€œThis product is a response to the needs of especially, cattle keepers, who have for long been left out, yet they face so many natural and unnatural risks,â€ Ronald Zake, the managing director, said.
He said the policy covers deaths, illness and accidents.
â€œThe policy also covers emergency cases like emergency mass slaughters, which may be due to highly-contagious epidemics like foot and mouth disease,â€ Zake said.
He said to ensure proper coverage, the insured animals should be marked or branded so that they are easily identified.
NICO Insurance develops livestock policy