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.

For Thursday April 17, 2014

Approximately 40 Black and Red Angus cows (5 with calves at side) bred to calve in May/June to a Balamore Black Limousin bull. Cows were vaccinated in 2012 with CattleMaster. This group was brought to the Maritimes in 2008 as weaned 6wt heifer calves and have remained in this herd since then. ASL will pregnancy check all cows prior to sale. This is an excellent group of moderately framed British based cows calving this spring.

pictures click here.....

plus 8 cow calf pairs, cows are reds and blacks, calves are AN and SM sired and weigh 200-300lbs, cows are short bred to AN and SM, breeding dates will be available. Cows are fully vaccinated with BoviShield Gold and Vision 8.

Equipment Sale - Saturday April 19, 10am start.

Watch for equipment list here and in Thursdays Chronicle Herald. Consignors please register equipment ASAP.

Partial list click here.....

Orchard Hill Farm – Steve, Sue and Chad Darragh Spring Breeding Stock Sale

On offer Thursday April 24, 2014 (approx. 2pm) at Atlantic Stockyards Limited in Murray Siding N.S., Orchard Hill Farm (Steve, Sue and Chad Darragh), 12 cow calf pairs and 15 bred heifers. All animals are fully vaccinated and have been raised on round bale haylage. The bred heifers have been vaccinated with BoviSheild Gold FP5 and Vision 8, the cows have been vaccinated twice with Triangle 10. Cows are bred Black Simmental and the heifers are bred to Black Limousin. The cows and heifers have been exposed since January 25, 2014. All animals will be pregnancy checked prior to sale.  Also on offer two purebred Black Limousin bulls. This is an opportunity for beef producers to purchase high quality animals that will produce quality calves for years to come. Pictures click here.....



plus 5 additional bred heifers, SMxAN bred Black Angus, springing, not from Orchard Hill Farm.

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.

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

SOLD NH 195 Manure Spreader, 19' dual axle, double auger, $3000, currently in Nfld. Pictures click here... SOLD

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.

Hay and Straw For Sale

100 round bales 4x5 hardcore, 1st cut, near Ebenezer P.E.I. can be loaded on site.

100 round bale straw 4x4, near Ebenezer P.E.I, can be loaded on site.

call 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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