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 every Thursday 52 weeks a year. We also hold dairy and beef herd dispersals and equipment auctions.

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....

Thank you to all our buyers, a capacity crowd saw 21 bulls, 15 purebred heifers, 32 commercial heifers sold to buyers in 7 provinces. Limo bulls average $6625, Char bulls average $6133, commercial heifers average $2472. High selling bull $15,000. Congratulations to Balamore Farm Ltd.

Saturday April 14, 2018 - Spring Feeder Sale - 10am start, please pre book. 700+ expected. 810 sold, see market report tab for sale summary

On Offer Thursday April 19, 2018

approximately 80 dairy heifers, double vaccinated (over 3 months of age), crossbreds  (69 with Holstein Canada F1 registrations), calves to springing 2 year olds. Catalogue click here....


20 commercial beef cows, bred to a Balamore Limousin bull, calving July-September, ASL will preg chek, single vaccination with Triangle 5 April 10. pics click here....

On Offer Thursday April 26, 2018

Approximately 90 milking cows, crossbreds (Holstein, Brown Swiss, Swedish Red), double vaccinated, freestall trained, full Valacta records. Cows will be milked Thursday morning prior to sale. Very nice group of tidy, economical milking cows. Catalogue coming soon.

Saturday April 21, 2018 - Spring Equipment Auction - 10am start, please pre book. We will update listings daily, prelim list click here.....


Hay and Haylage For Sale

50 ton dried corn to sell, milled and will fill tote bags , weighing around 1800lb a tote or $310.00/metric ton milled. ,14cents/lb plus 5.00 per bag. Hay bales are 4x4 hardcore bales, approx. 75 / $25.00ea. Mike Little, North River NS 902 986 1937

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.

** 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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