**Notice of vaccine screening project
The Nova Scotia Cattle Producers have partnered with Atlantic Stockyards, Fundy Veterinarians and the Atlantic Veterinary College to conduct a vaccination screening project on feeder cattle during the fall and winter of 2019-20. This objectives of this project are verify the administration of vaccination protocols in feeder cattle sold through ASL and improve the quality of feeder cattle sold through ASL by using results to evaluate existing vaccination programs. During the project NSCP is expecting to sample 500 random cattle who have been identified as vaccinated and non-vaccinated. Once all of the sampling is complete they will be used to test whether or not expected antibodies are present. All data will be combined and no individual results will be shared publicly.
Please note for cattle to receive vaccinated tags in fall 2015 producers must present the following prior to or at book in;
- A vaccination receipt for the vaccine used
- 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 Scott at the numbers above.
Click on the tabs above to access more information on market reports, sale dates, and forms for sale entries.
** Notice of Pregnancy Checking Fees
Updated: Effective October 1st, 2019 ASL will charge a flat fee of $5.00 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 participate 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.