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.

Up Coming Special Sales

Saturday September 16 - first fall feeder sale

Saturday September 23 - fall equipment sale - please prebook

On Offer Thursday September 28, 2017 at Atlantic Stockyards Limited

Orchard Hill Farm, Steve, Sue and Chad Darragh, Pugwash, NS. Selling 30 bred Heifers and 15 young cows, fully vaccinated with breeding dates. Pics and more info click here....

Thursday October 12, 2017 - Consignment Breeding Stock Sale - Please pre book

Group 1 - 30 commercial beef cows, 15 with calves at side, bred to a Black Simmental bull, ASL will preg check. Pics click here....

Group 2 - 21 bred heifers, all Char x bred to Charolais bulls, should be calving April/May, ASL will preg check, all heifers vaccinated in May 2017 with BoviShield Gold and UltraBac. Pics click here.....

Group 3 - 21 beef cows, mostly purebred Red Angus, 6 with calves at side, all double vaccinated this fall, spring calving cows, ASL will preg check. Bred to Char/Red Angus bull. Calves from this herd have topped fall and winter feeder sales in past years. Excellent group of working cows, can be bred anyway to give top calves. Biggest calves will be sold at the October feeder sale. Pics click here....

Group 4 - 10 commercial beef cows, reds and blacks, 5 with calves at side, plus a purebred Simmental bull. Cows with calves are bred back to Limousin, 3 cows without calves bred to Limousin, 2 remaining cows to Simmental. Bred to calve this fall and early winter, ASL will preg check. Excellent group of beef cows, calves topped the September 2017 sale. Pics click here....

Group 5 - 5 commercial beef heifers. As nice a group as you will see, SMx bred to an A.I. Black Limousin, 1200lbs + now, calves will be absolutely top end, will calve Feb/Mar, ASL will preg check. Vaccinated with BoviShield Gold and Triangle 10. Pics click here....



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.



Need extra feed this spring??

approx 250 bales of mid June made silage (4.5x4), contact Kara 902 243 2703 or 902 890 7941, located near Pugwash.


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.


Fall 2017 Feeder Sale Dates

Saturday September 16 (10 am)

Saturday October 14 (10 am)

Saturday November 18 (10 am)

Saturday December 9 (10 am)

Fall 2017 Equipment Sale Date

Saturday September 23 (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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