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.

Congratulations to Balamore Farm on a very successful sale this past March, 14 lots of purebred Limousin bulls averaged $7400, high of $12500, 36 lots of bred heifers averaged $2800, high of $3300. Thanks to all the buyers for their support.

On Offer Thursday February 15, 2018

Complete milking herd dispersal. Approximately 37 milk cows, all purebred Holstein (no papers), 3 dry cows due within 60 days, and 6 springers due soon. Herd is tie stall, freestall trained as heifers, pregnancy checked on January 25, 2018 by Fundy Vets, vaccinated with Inforce. 30kg ave production. Cataloge click here.....  


Approximately 25 commercial beef cows, bred to Limousin and Simmental most due April to June. Good group of well uddered cows. Preg checked and ready to go. Pics click here....

Tuesday March 6, 2018 - 10am start - 250 expected

Next winter feeder sale, we will accept feeders all day Monday.

Saturday March 24th 2018

6th Annual Balamore Farm “Thickness Sells” bull and replacement heifer sale. 2pm start at the sale barn. Full catalogue click here....

Thursday March 29, 2018

Approximately 45 milk cows (purebred and grades), annual pre breeding vaccination with BoviShield Gold, birth dates, DIM, breeding dates, more information to follow.

Thursday April 5, 2018

Regular sale plus a selection of bred heifers from David Meyer and purebred bulls from Ringuette Charolais and Victor Oulton. Check back for more details.

Saturday January 27, 2018, noon start - Thank you to all buyers for a very successful sale, cattle sold into all 3 Maritime provinces plus Ontario and Quebec.

Whole Farm Dairy Dispersal of Ridgewood Ayeshire Ltd (Paul and Wendy Angus) starting at noon. Featuring approximately 58 purebred milking cows, 17 bred heifers, 12 springing cows, and 25 open heifers. Full production and pedigrees will be available, catalogue information click here....



Hay and Haylage For Sale

125 first cut 4x4 round bale haylage, solid core and 125 second cut 4x4 round bale haylage solid core, Wayne Graham (Middleton area) 902 825 8431

also 125 4x4.5  first cut round bale haylage, solid core, approx 1350lbs, call Jamie 902 680 8595, Canning area.

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 2018 Feeder Sale Dates

Tuesday January 16 (10 am)

Tuesday March 6 (10 am)

Saturday March 24 (2pm) 6th Annual Balamore Farm Bull and Heifer Sale

Saturday April 14 (10 am)

Saturday May 5 (10 am)

Thursday May 24 (1pm)

Spring 2018 Equipment Sale Date

Saturday April 21 (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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