Atlantic Stockyards Limited is Atlantic Canada's Livestock Marketing Centre. We are located just outside Truro, Nova Scotia, the site of the former Maritime Cattle Market.
We market cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens and hogs. We also hold equipment auctions. Regular auctions are held every Thursday.
Note to producers - ASL urges all producers bringing livestock to the sale to do so by noon time on sale days or Wednesday evening - for sheep and goats by 1pm.
Holiday Schedule 2014/2015
Thursday December 18 sale as usual
Thursday December 25 no sale
Thursday January 1 no sale
Please note we will hold a sale on Monday December 29
As of Thursday January 8, 2015 we will be selling sheep and goats starting at 1pm (as opposed to the current 2pm start). Producers are asked to have all livestock at the barn by 12:30pm.
Dairy Breeding Stock Sale Last Thursday of Every Month
Dairy breeding stock will be featured the last Thursday of every month at 1pm at our regular sale.
We will be accepting open, bred, springing heifers and cows, dairy bulls, grades and purebreds.
Producers with consignments are encouraged to contact Sean by email, phone or fax to pre register entries by Tuesday of the sale week.
Entries will be advertised on www.atlanticstockyards.com by Tuesday evening for buyer viewing. See our contact tab for contact numbers.
All fresh dairy cows will have a CMT, udder check, palpation for cleaning and will be checked for twisted stomach. All tests will be done by the vet sale day - there will be a $15 charge to the consignors beginning Thursday October 30, 2014.
Fall 2014 Feeder Sale Dates
Saturday September 13 (10am start)
Saturday October 18 (10am start)
Saturday November 15 (10am start)
Saturday December 6 (10am start)
Fall 2014 Equipment Sale Date
Saturday September 20 (10am start)
Round Bale straw available for sale (located on PEI), 4x5 barley net wrapped, contact Sean 902 670 5999.
** Watch for upcoming herd dispersals at our Thursday sales.
Producers with cattle to consign to breeding stock, feeder sales or weekly sales should contact Sean at the numbers above.
Click on the tabs above to access more information on market reports, sale dates, and forms for for sale entries.
Please note; Effective July 1, 2013 the check off for Nova Scotia cattle is $3 ($2 provincial, $1 federal), this is required by law.
** Notice of Pregnancy Checking Fees
effective February 1, 2011 ASL will charge a flat fee of $3 per head for all bred heifers and cows sold as stock breeding animals, the fee will also apply to breeding soundness evaluation for open heifers. This fee will appear on the sellers settlement sheet.
** Notice on NSCP Levy Collection
as of Thursday July 7, 2011 ASL will be collecting check off for the NSCP. Producers wishing to partcipate in the herd renewal program will be required to have paid check off, ASL will do this on producers behalf.
** Note on Sheep Tagging **
There are no sheep tagging sites off the farm of origin that can legally apply sheep tags. ASL is a licensed tagging station for cattle but not for sheep, all sheep and lambs must be tagged with a CSIP approved tag when they leave the flock of origin. Current CFIA fines for untagged sheep are $1300 for the producer, $1300 for the transporter and $1300 for ASL (for accepting untagged sheep). Please take a moment when loading sheep and lambs to ensure that all sheep are tagged.
** CCIA Tag Changes Coming in July 2010**
OTTAWA, May, 28, 2010: Effective July 1, 2010, all cattle must be tagged with an approved Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag prior to moving from their current location or leaving their farm of origin. These tags will replace the bar-coded dangle tags.
Producers cannot remove older bar code tags already in the ears of cattle leaving the farm - RFID (button) tags must be added in addition to already in place dangle tags.
Sellers and Buyers please note; as of June 1, Canada Post will not be delivering any mail without full civic address; producers are encouraged to contact ASL and provide full mailing information to avoid processing delays.
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