W.D. Munro & Associates Pty. Ltd.
Our company was formed in 1984, with the aim
of producing a specialist Bloodstock/Livestock
Insurance Broking operation. Our business was
placed mainly with overseas Underwriters, because
of their experience in this industry and because
of the good security they provided for our
clients. We have provided service to Lindsay Park
Stud and their clients (I personally handled
their business for 30 years) since our formation,
and we are very keen to continue to be an
integral part of the Bloodstock/Livestock
Insurance Industry, and offer the same good
service to our new clients.
The Claims handled by our company, over the
past 18 years, have all been met, so our Claims
record is 100%.
We have, as a family, had 35 years practical
experience in the Dairy and Beef cattle industry,
as well as Thoroughbred, Standardbred and Show
Insurance: Products Available
of Mortaility: which includes death
through sickness, accident or disease, or as a
result of any of these causes, it also includes
travel anywhere in Australasia, proven theft and
not mysterious disappearance. For animals 24
hours to 17 years, from older animals over 12
years, rates will increase.
24 hours: subject to Igg test Blood
Foals: in utero from PPT until 30 days
Stock: up to and including 12 years.
Stallions: Infertility through Sickness, accident
or disease; Congenital Infertility (first season
only); and shuttle stallions travel.
No additional Premium for operations
under local anaesthetic....No additional premium
for operations under general anaesthetic for
horses up to and including 3 years.
world wide cover available.
Animals: Rates available on request.
consider when choosing Bloodstock/Livestock
Insurance for your valuable animals.
* Choose a
reliable, reputable, and experienced Insurance
Broker, who is able to immediately bind your
insurance, with Underwriters that specialise in
Bloodstock/Livestock Insurance - subject to a
satisfactory Veterinary Certificate.
* The Value of
your animal should be real and not inflated, and
in case of animals purchased at AUCTION .... make
sure you have "Fall of the Hammer"
cover available to you.
* When you buy an
animal at Auction, or request immediate cover,
you should not have to accept external accidental
cover until the Underwriter accepts your
documents, some time in the future.
* The rate you pay
for "All risks of Mortality" cover
should be reasonably competative, but should not
be ridiculously cheap - the Underwriter
accepting the risk for your animal must make a
* It is easy to
sell cheap Insurance cover, but it is the claim
is the most important part of an Insurance Policy
- history indicates that brokers who do not get
enough premium for the risk accepted will fail to
become an important part of the
Bloodstock/Livestock Insurance market.
* Our Underwriters
advise that we have one of the best Contracts for
2002 and we are able to be as competative as we
have ever been.
Bill Munro, Managing Director
I became a
specialist Bloodstock/Livestock Insurance Broker
in the early 70's, and managed portfolios for
various National Broking Companies, and in 1984 I
commenced W.D. Munro & Associates Pty. Ltd.
My introduction to
the Bloodstock/Livestock industry followed
several meetings with the late Mr. Colin Hayes as
to the viability of this industry.
Our family has
successfully bred and raced standardbred horses
for several years, and we were part of a
Syndicate that raced two horses trained by David
In the late 1970's
I successfully completed a 2 year TAFE course in
Equine Studies, and purchased a share in a
Standardbred Stallion - the horse stood at the
first stud to use AI for breeding.
My main hobby is
working with leather, the result of 2 years of
TAFE training in saddlery. This has resulted in 2
saddles (both of which are still in very good
condition) and various items of tack. Following
the saddlery course I became interested in
shoemaking, and after 6 years of evening classes
at TAFE I became qualified as a Special
Shoemaker. I still make some shoes and
occationally do repairs for people. I also make
and repair items for Riding for the Disabled,
where my wife is a volunteer helper.
We at W.D. Munro
& Associates Pty. Ltd. are able to provide
all of the above and we welcome and look forward
to receiving any enquiries.
Should you or any
of your clients have an interest in other
animals, Cattle, Aquaculture, etc., we have
facilities to quote.
(08) 8386 3270 - Fax: (08) 8386 3617
P.O. Box 509, McLaren Vale, S.A. 5171