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Farm Insurance Policy

Our insurance policies provide cover, care and lots of great features and benefits. Read more about your policy details here. 

Our Features and Benefits

Below are the benefits that come as standard for both our Smart Farm Easy and Smart Farm Choice cover options

Public Liability

  • Protecting you if you or your employees are held responsible for accidental injury to clients, customers or the public. Standard cover of up to €6.5 million for public liability claims.

Environmental Liability

  • Cover up to €2.6 million, to protect against costs associated with gradual environmental damage and pollution, including own land and third-party clean-up costs.

Legal Expenses

  • cover provides legal costs of up to €150,000 per claim, and up to €1,500,000 for any one period of insurance. It covers issues such as property disputes, alleged wrongful dismissal of employees or contract disagreements.

Below are the optional extra benefits that you can choose to add to both our Smart Farm Easy and Smart Farm Choice cover options

Personal Accident

  • Option to include cover for up to 24 months income if you are unable to work on your farm due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Injury to Worker

  • Option to include cover for up to €13 million for employer liability claims. This cover is available for both family and non-family workers.

Farm Property

  • Livestock – Option to include specific cover for the death or slaughter on humane grounds of your livestock. Protect your animals in case of flood, fire, lightning, explosion, storm, electrocution, collapse of slats, livestock on foot and livestock in transit.

  • Farm outbuildings and contents – Option to include extensive cover for outbuildings and contents, including storm cover on outbuildings and milking equipment. Optional All Risks Cover for specialised agricultural equipment. There’s no need to break down your contents between hay and straw, agricultural produce, and implements and utensils. Simply provide us with a single figure to cover your outbuildings content. Subject to terms and conditions.

  • Farm-dwelling house – Option to include farmhouse and contents cover to protect your home and your business – including business contents, fire brigade charges and accidental damage cover.

Tractors and Agricultural Vehicles

  • Option to include third party, fire and theft, or comprehensive cover for farm vehicles. Trailer cover is also available.

Jeep Insurance

  • Option to cover for farm jeeps used for farming, social, domestic and pleasure purposes only. Restricted to 2-seater commercial jeeps and commercial crew cab.

Below are the optional extra benefits that you can choose to add to our Smart Farm Choice cover options

    Hospitalisation for Sickness Covers

    • Option to include cover to provide you with an income due to hospitalisation as a result of unforeseen sickness. The benefit is payable from the fifth day in hospital up to a maximum of 12 weeks.

    Theft

    • Option to include protection against loss of livestock, stolen and unrecovered, due to theft, as well as the option to protect the farm tools you own against theft if your insured farm property is broken into. This is available as an add-on. Theft of diesel is included in your cover at no extra cost when outbuildings are insured.

    Losses

    • Milk – Option to include cover loss or deterioration of milk contained in the tank, including loss due to failure of any thermostatic controlling device, the public supply of electricity, or damage to the bulk milk tank where such failure is not the result of a deliberate act. It also covers loss of your own milk if it’s rejected by the Co-Op because of accidental contamination by antibiotic residue and failure of the Co-op to collect.
    • Crops – Option to include cover for loss of or damage to growing crops caused by fire, lightning, explosion, impact and aircraft.
    • Pedigree Livestock – Option to include cover for death or infertility is available as part of the farm policy.
    • Forestry – Option to include protection for storm and reinstatement cover, and fire cover.
    • Sheep Flock – Option to include protection for your sheep flock against fatal injury or necessary slaughter arising from dog attack or dog/sheep worrying.

    All-Risks Cover for Specialist Equipment

    • Option to include cover all your specialist equipment, including bulk milk tank, A.I. flasks, cameras, tack, trailers, calving cameras, and more.

    Your Policy

    Farms less than 100 acres would suit our Smart Farm Easy Policy.

    Farms larger than 100 acres requiring specific, customised cover should check out our Smart Farm Choices Policy.

    Depending on the policy and additional options you choose, cover is available for the following:

    • You
    • Your home and is contents
    • Your farm buildings and contents
    • Your machinery
    • Members of the public
    • Your livestock
    • Your tools & equipment
    • Your income
    • Your crops

    Livestock Option to include specific cover for the death or necessary slaughter of your livestock. Protect your animals in case of fire, lightning, explosion, storm, electrocution, the collapse of slats, while in transit or while on foot away from your farm.

    Farm Outbuildings & Contents Option to include extensive cover for outbuildings and contents, including storm cover. Outbuilding contents cover is also available.

    Farm-dwelling House Option to include farmhouse and contents cover to protect your home and your business — including business contents, fire brigade charges and accidental damage cover.

    You have an option to add Employers Liability cover which will protect both family and non-family workers. Our policy provides cover for up to €13 million if employers liability is chosen.

    Tractors and agricultural vehicles including diggers, loaders and quads: Option to include third party, fire and theft, or comprehensive cover for farm vehicles. Trailer cover is also available.

    Jeep Insurance: Option to cover for farm jeeps used for farming, social, domestic and pleasure purposes only. Restricted to 2-seater commercial jeeps or 5-seater flat back seat crew cabs.

    You have the option to include cover all your specialist equipment, including bulk milk tank, A.I. flasks, cameras, tack, trailers, calving cameras, and more. Our Team can discuss these options with you.

    An Post Insurance Farm Insurance is underwritten by AXA Insurance DAC.