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.

5th Annual "Thickness Sells" Balamore Farm Bull Sale Saturday March 25, 2pm, click here for sale cataloge and information, for information on the replacement heifers to be sold click here......

On Offer Thursday April 6, 2017

Ringuette Charolais, 6 purebred Charolais bulls, 4 are 18 months of age, 2 are yearlings. All bulls have been vaccinated with Triangle 5 twice and Tasvax 8 and have been ivomeced. These are thick, hairy bulls raised in an outdoor pen on a moderate corn silage, grass hay and grain diet. They will be ready to go to work this spring. Go to Ringuette Charolais facebook page for more information. Pics click here....

Also on Offer April 6

20 bred Heifers on offer from David Meyer, bred to Wagyu for ease of calving, heifers are Angus/Simmental and are fully vaccinated. These are good big (1200-1400lbs) heifers ready to calve this spring. Pics click here.....


4 Purebred Hereford bulls (3 yearlings and 1 two year old) from Victor Oulton and Family. These bulls are all polled, vaccinated and ready to go to work. Pics click here....


From Orchard Hill Farm – Steve, Sue and Chad Darragh, 8 cows and 1 bull. The cows are Simmental crosses 4 with calves at side, the bull is a purebred Simmental from Alberta. Pics click here....


Purebred red Simmental bull, RDO 178B (breeder Melvern Simmentals), current owner Ian Tuttle. Good thick, moderate frame working bull. Pics click here....


8 commercial beef cows bred to Charolais, should calve in June, ASL will preg check. Pics click here....


9 bred heifers, all are LMx and are bred LM from a Balamore bull. All are vaccinated with ViraShield 6 + Somnus. Five are due soon, 4 are bred 4-6 months. An excellent group of big (1400-1500lbs) capable heifers. Pics click here....

On Offer Thursday April 13, 2017

20 commercial beef cows, half with calves at side, rest calving soon, bred to a Black Simmental bull. ASL will preg check cows that have not calved. Pics click here....


10 commercial beef cows and calves and 1 yearling bull. All calves are sired by a Balamore Limousin bull, calves are age verified. These cows are quiet easy calvers. Cows are double vaccinated with Triangle 5. Pics click here....


Free Standing Livestock Panels, 24’x6’ approximately 15 for sale, contact Jason for pricing 902 824 0920. Pics click here....

New ASL Vaccine Rebate Information please click here....


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 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.


Winter/Spring 2017 Feeder Sale Dates

Thursday January 12 (1 pm)

Thursday February 23 (1 pm)

Thursday March 16 (1 pm)

Saturday March 25 (2 pm) 5th Annual Balamore "Thickness Sells" Bull and Heifer Sale

Saturday April 15 (10 am)

Saturday May 6 (10 am)

Thursday May 18 (1 pm)

Spring 2017 Equipment Sale Date

Saturday April 22 (10am)


Please note for cattle to receive vaccinated tags in fall 2015 producers must present the following prior to or at book in;

1. a vaccination receipt for the vaccine used

2. an ASL entry form (see "forms" tab above) with vaccination information

** 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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