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.
Christmas schedule at ASL
Thursday December 19 - sale as usual
Thursday December 26 - no sale
Thursday January 2 - sale as usual
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.
Fall 2013 Feeder Sale Dates...
Saturday September 14
Saturday October 19
Saturday November 16
Saturday December 7
10 am start time for all Saturday feeder sales
Winter and Spring 2014 Feeder Sale Dates
Thursday January 16
Thursday February 13
Thursday March 13
Saturday April 12 (10am start)
Saturday May 3 (10am start)
Spring 2014 Equipment Sale Date
Saturday April 19 (10am start)
Equipment for Sale
NH 195 Manure Spreader, 19' dual axle, double auger, $3000, currently in Nfld. Pictures click here...
3 hay elevators, 2 are 24' long, 1 is 44' long, contact Sean.
12 plastic feed tubs 4'x4', call Keith 506 536 2403 or 506 364 7332.
** 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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