Cattle Listings


M.C. Quantock "Canada's Bulls" Bull Sale Lloydminster   Posted:  2018-10-17 
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 12 noon at the Lloydminster Exhibition grounds. 450 bulls. Red Angus, Black Anger, Super Baldies (RAxSM), Herefords (Plus H-2 Hybrids), Black Super Baldies (BAxSM), Super Guppies (GVxRA), Charolais. For further information, please call Mac or Pat Creech. Other website www.mcquantock.com
Phone:  1-800-561-2855  
  &nbps;www.canadasbulls.com
 

M.C. Quantock Livestock "Super Sisters" Bred Heifer Sale Lloydminster   Posted:  2018-10-17 
Saturday Dec 8, 2018 1 pm at Lloydminster Livestock Sales (formerly Heartland Livestock). Groups of half sisters. One iron unique genetics for May Calves. See photos on our website in November. For further information please call Mac or Pat Creech.
Phone:  1-800-561-2855  
  &nbps;www.mcquantock@hotmail.com
 

J.  Boyer Entwistle   Posted:  2018-10-16 
Breed:  Black Angus X (Angus/Limo)   Quantity:  40   Price:  2000
Herd of young cows & heifers: 1st calvers (2), 2nd calvers (25), 2 older cows (7 year-old & 9 year-old), & heifers (11). Exposed to bull June 15-Sept 30 (majority of cows will calve in April/May). All born & raised here. Moderate framed, feed efficient cattle, fertile (several sets of twins).
Phone:  780-898-4404-or-780-898-4408  
 

Bruce  Klassen Dewberry   Posted:  2018-10-15 
Breed:  Charolais   Quantity:  76   Price:  180000 obo
We have our complete herd for sale. 28 Registered Charolais cows. 10 Registered Charolais heifers. 8 Registered coming 2 year old bulls 28 Registered calves. 2 Herd Sires, one is a 2 year old Ledger son and the other is a 4 year old Canyon 2Y son. Looking to sell as a package. Contact for more info
Phone:  780-205-3780  
 

Lyle  Barritt Cleardale   Posted:  2018-10-14 
Breed:  Red and black Angus cows   Quantity:  870  
870 head of bred red and black Angus cows for sale. Due to start calving late April. There is a possibility of summer pasture. Call for more details. 780-685-2828
Phone:  780-685-2828  
 

Lazy T Farm Halkirk   Posted:  2018-10-14 
Brett 
Breed:  Luing X Angus   Quantity:  4   Price:  750
Selling 4 Luing X Angus heifer calves from our grass-fed beef program born in April 2018. These calves are from cows that have been selected for their maternal traits, Very good feet, udders, and temperament. Unfortunately, don't have the feed to keep these calves through the winter. No steroids, or added hormones. These calves have only seen grass/forage, no grain and are trained on an electric fence. Calves can be weaned any time now.
Phone:  403-741-8500  
 

Metz Valleyview   Posted:  2018-10-14 
Price:  2000.00
Bred heifers. Seven big soggy Char X heifers. Home raised, bred to black bull for April calving. Weighing approx 1200 lbs (taped). Preg checked Oct 14/2018. 2000.00 obo
Phone:  780-525-4300  
 

Kirk  Cowell Spirit River   Posted:  2018-10-12 
Breed:  Angus/Welsh Black   Quantity:  20-40  
Bred heifers and young cows, reds and blacks, raised in low-input rotational grazing system. Excellent pasture available until December, and custom-feeding and grazing is also possible. Please contact for pictures, etc.
Phone:  780-864-9218  
 

Shiella  McCarroll Sunset House   Posted:  2018-10-12 
Breed:  Black Angus  
16 bred Black Angus heifers for sale, $2000.00 each. Bulls out July 18th. Bred to Black Angus. 2 purebred Black Angus bulls for sale also, will be 3 yrs old in January $3500 each.
Phone:  780-524-2578  
 

SS Cattle Company Irma   Posted:  2018-10-11 
Sheldon  Archibald
Breed:  Horned & Polled Hereford & Hereford Angus Cross   Quantity:  100   Price:  $2500-3000/head
Herd Dispersal 3-7yr old Horned & Polled Hereford, Black Baldie F1 Commercial cows, available by Dec 1. The calves will be weaned & cows will be pregnancy checked to calve late April & May $2500. Reg Purebred Herefords & Heifers $3000. Stop by the Stall at Stockade Roundup in Lloydminster or Farm Fair in Edmonton. Call 780-842-0118 to arrange viewing. Thanks for your interest in our cattle, you won?t be disappointed. Sincerely SS Cattle
Phone:  780-754-2850 Cell:  780-842-0118
  &nbps;www.sscattle.ca
 

Wilkie Angus Byemoor/Endiang   Posted:  2018-10-09 
Troy  Wilkie
Breed:  Red Angus   Quantity:  3   Price:  2000-2250
I have 3 Red Angus Bull Calves for sale, 2 are Registered out of Red Piro Redemption 642D, (my heifer bull), birthweights are 74 and 78#, and one other Purebred bull with 81# birthweight from TDW Perform 97C (Also used on heifers) All bull calves are from my Poppy chief cow blood line, which calve easily, and milk very well. These bull calves will do great on your cows or heifers. Call to come and view. Low price and high quality calves.
Phone:  250-261-0059 Cell:  250-261-0059
 

Gary  Dickson Alhambra   Posted:  2018-10-08 
Breed:  Red and black angus   Quantity:  43   Price:  $1850
I have 43 red and black Angus heifers bred to lbw red and black Angus bulls. All home raised heifers. Nice uniform group. All preg checked to calve May/June. Will feed until November 1. Roughly half reds and other half blacks.
Phone:  403-846-6437  
 

Northway Cattle Co. Cleardale   Posted:  2018-10-08 
Breed:  Simm/Angus & Angus x   Quantity:  250   Price:  Dec 4 DLMS
Northway Cattle Co. online Dec 4 DLMS. Selling our top end Commercial heifers. Here's a rare chance to buy Genetics Deep in maternal traits as we are focusing on building a Herd of Premium Angus Cattle to sell as Seedstock. 125 Red Simm/Angus Bred 45 day calving starts March 10.125 Black Angus x. Bred 21 Days. Calving Starts April 12. We?ll feed them till End of January and deliver for free. No feed? We can calve them out for you. Call to discuss this option. Pete? 780-835-8291
Phone:  780-834-7055  
 

Bill  Stern Wildwood   Posted:  2018-10-08 
Quantity:  25   Price:  2500.00
25 Bred heifers. Nice, quiet, pail fed heifers bred to black angus easy calving, low birth weight bulls. Preg checked, ivomec'd and scour boss 9 on Oct. 5th. Bulls turned out June 6th and pulled Sept. 1st for March/April calving. Can possibly be kept until first week of December. $2500 each. Price may be negotiable if all 25 are taken.
Phone:  780-203-1039  
 

P Cross Ranch Ltd Biggar   Posted:  2018-10-06 
Garret  Poletz
Have 400 black angus/semi bred heifers for sale. Call Garret for details
Phone:  306-948-8057 Cell:  306-948-8057
 

Kurt  . Sturgeon County   Posted:  2018-10-05 
Breed:  Black Angus / Limo cross   Quantity:  #2   Price:  $3000
I have #2-17 month old, naturally fed Black Angus/Limousine cross, grass finished steers ready for the butcher. There weights are in the 1300lbs range and can be weighed prior. They have been natural fed from birth, no chemicals, natural grass, hay, and oats. No steroids or hormones used. $3000 ea. Ph 780-886-8034
Phone:  780-886-8034  
 

Rusylvia Cattle Co Derwent   Posted:  2018-10-04 
Ken  Pashulka
Breed:  Maine Anjou, Angus and Simmental   Quantity:  16  
Show Steers and Heifers. AI sired. Purebred, Angus, Purebred Maine Anjou, Maintainer, Sim/Angus and Clubbie/Commercials Halter broke, weaned, vaccinated and quiet. Open House Oct 13 -1pm with Clipping Demonstration. Draws, lunch, tours Online sale Oct 14 -7 pm on DLMS.ca
Phone:  780-741-2188  
  &nbps;www.rusylviacattleco.com
 

Miklynn Ranch Okotoks   Posted:  2018-10-03 
Dennis  Ostapovich
Breed:  Angus   Quantity:  118  
118 Black and Red Angus bred heifers for sale. 40 purebred reds,20 purebred blacks (no papers) and 58 commercial blacks. Bred to purebred calving-ease Angus bulls. Reds(bred red) and Blks(bred blk). Due to start calving April 4. Palpated and all shots given in the spring. Bulls pulled Aug 27. Heifers will be preg-tested, ivomeced and ready for pick up mid-October weighing 1050 to 1150. An exceptional set of heifers with great disposition! Asking $2300 for commercials and $2400 for purebreds.
Phone:  780-614-0991  
 

Nathan  Taks Bowden   Posted:  2018-10-03 
Breed:  Red Angus Simmental Cross   Quantity:  22   Price:  1600
Small Herd Dispersal with pure bred registered Charolais bull, bred for March April calving. Cows and bull are very quiet. Middle aged in very good shape.
Phone:  403-224-2265 Cell:  403-586-1165
 

Handhills Hanna   Posted:  2018-10-02 
John  Wipf
Breed:  sim/angus   Quantity:  19  
19 red and black young bred cows bred to Charolais bulls. Selling because will calve to late for our program. Come out of a high performing herd. Bulls were turned in July 1 til Aug 15. Cows have been preg tested and are on a full herd health program. Each cow was dna and percentage tested.
Phone:  4038544323ext112  
 

Murray  Jans Sundre   Posted:  2018-10-02 
Breed:  Red angus/simmental   Quantity:  100   Price:  Please contact
Wanted someone to permanently take approx 100 head on a share basis. Cows come from a full herd health program. Bred to Charolais or Simmental bulls. Will be preg checked. Please call for more details.
Phone:  403-506-7257  
 

Travis  Lidstone Winfield   Posted:  2018-10-02 
Breed:  Black Angus and Angus Simmental   Quantity:  20   Price:  $1950
49 heifers to choose from your pick. 30 are black angus and 19 are angus simmental cross. All are black and polled. Bred to easy calving low birth weight Black Angus bulls. Should start around March 7. These are a great bunch of heifers. Should weigh a bit over 1100 but have not been weighed.
Phone:  780-299-2455  
 

Caseley Farms Coronation   Posted:  2018-10-01 
Breed:  Speckle Park Bred Heifers   Price:  Please Contact
Speckle Park bred heifers for sale. Bred to low birth weight Angus Bulls. 60 day breeding (July 1) Will Preg test safe in calf Oct 19
Phone:  780-385-5601  
 

Don  Johnston Didsbury   Posted:  2018-10-01 
Breed:  Blk Angus cross   Quantity:  55   Price:  2200.00
55 top quality black heifers bred to low birth weight, proven Black Angus bulls. These are good framed, quiet heifers that are weighing 1150 to 1250 lbs. Due to start calving Jan 5. Video & pictures available upon request.
Phone:  403-507-3112  
 

Martin  Sikstrom Onoway   Posted:  2018-09-30 
Breed:  Angus   Quantity:  1   Price:  2000
For your consideration. 2012 Purebred Red Angus bull. 80 lb birth weight. Very quiet easy to handle. Tested 2017 no concerns. Bred by TNF Angus
Phone:  780-967-5447 Cell:  780-907-6539
 

Holman Valley Shorthorns Taber   Posted:  2018-09-29 
Tyler  Holman
Breed:  Shorthorn  
Shorthorn bred heifers sell at the All That Glitters Sale Oct.6,2018 at 3pm Olds Cow Palace in Olds,AB. Bidding and videos of them on DLMS. For More info please contact.
Phone:  403-715-4132  
 

Rene  Plante Sunset House   Posted:  2018-09-29 
Breed:  Red and Black Angus cross   Quantity:  64   Price:  2000.00
Home grown Heifers. Bred to proven easy calving bulls, starting mid April. call
Phone:  780-552-3453 Cell:  780-933-1385
 

Jack  Lyle Bashaw   Posted:  2018-09-28 
Breed:  black angus   Quantity:  26   Price:  $2300
26 black Angus heifers bred to Bar-E-L black Angus bull. Exposed from June 7th to August 25.
Phone:  780-372-4105 Cell:  780-608-0489
 

Dan Dee Rio Ranching Castor   Posted:  2018-09-27 
Breed:  Speckle Park   Price:  $4000.
We have a Purebred Bull calf for sale. Bull is White with Black Points. Would make a good Hfr Bull. Birth Weight was 78 pounds. Will guarantee bull as a sound breeder and supply semen test in the spring. Also have embryos for sale from purebred animals.
Phone:  403-575-4146  
 

Denis  Paradis Sangudo   Posted:  2018-09-27 
Breed:  angus/ angus/simm cross   Quantity:  130  
Red & Black Angus, Angus/Simmental cross bred heifers, bred to 2 & 3 year old Red and Black Angus bulls, proven easy calvers. Start calving March 20th, bulls pulled after 55 days to finish calving May 15th. Heifers are weighing 1050 lbs and up. Super quiet, easy to handle. If required, heifers can be fed until mid January. These heifers have had all their shots in the spring and will be Ivomec'd and preg checked before leaving the yard. Call for prices, photos available by email.
Phone:  780-785-3588  
 

J Bar C Ranches Red Deer   Posted:  2018-09-25 
Josh 
Breed:  Red Angus / Simmental Crosses   Quantity:  Up to 200   Price:  Negotiable
Bred heifer packages for sale. Earliest calves will be on the ground for early March. We have Angus cross with a nice Semmi influence. Mostly Red, RWF & some Blacks. Bred to premium Low birth weight pure bred Red Angus bulls (papered). These are very nice sized heifers that will make great cows to fit most anyone program. We also offer extended feeding arrangements for those buyers that need replacement cattle, however are short on feed this year. Can deliver if required. Serious inquiries only
Phone:  403-391-8229  
 

The Quadra Estate Beaverdell   Posted:  2018-09-25 
Matt  Kitchen
Breed:  Commercial Black Angus   Quantity:  200   Price:  2500
140 second & third calvers, remainder range from year "B" to year "Y" cows. Excellent feet & udders, quiet & manageable herd broke to electric fence, dogs & horses. Cows on Bovi-shield Gold vaccination program bred to calve April 1st; bulls pulled after 60 days. Bred to easy calving Belvin Angus bulls & will be preg-checked October 3rd. Willing to split into groups or sell as a whole, price negotiable depending on group sizes & age ranges. Photos and videos available
Phone:  250-575-0772  
 

Bill  Meier Stony Plain   Posted:  2018-09-24 
Breed:  Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh cross herd   Quantity:  11 bred cows   Price:  $2100
Selling entire herd of Gelbvieh bred cows due to health concerns. Two first time calves, four second, two third and 3 older cows. Would like to sell as a herd. Also have yearling Gelbvieh bull.
Phone:  780-983-0697  
 

Paxman Valley Ranch Calgary   Posted:  2018-09-24 
Kelly  Paxman
Breed:  Black Angus   Quantity:  7   Price:  FMV
Black Angus Steers (4) and Black Angus Heifers (3) for sell. They are all sired by Bellshill Baloo of Belshill Angus. One Dam is sired by Reid Angus Advantage 11A. They are big, beautiful calm calves. In addition they would make excellent 4H projects. I walk out to my herd everyday and check on them with a brushing offered as well. I'm planning on keeping 3 Black Angus Heifers back but will sell if there is a need for 4H or other etc. All calves have Angus tags
Phone:  403-295-8611 Cell:  403-835-5663
 

Brent  Knickle Beaverlodge   Posted:  2018-09-21 
Breed:  Angus Cross   Price:  $2250.00
Quiet, sound, Black and Red Heifers. Heifers bred with J Lazy A Ranch Bulls. Calves due early April
Phone:  780-832-5203  
 

Colter  Malloy Cessford   Posted:  2018-09-21 
Breed:  Angus   Quantity:  80   Price:  3000
80 commercial red/black angus 2nd calvers. 50/50 black to red. Bred to easy calving 666 ranch black angus bulls. Bulls out July 10th. Will be preg checked. Prior to delivery. Delivery after November 2nd. Nice set of very quiet young cows.
Phone:  403-376-7766  
 

Golden Phoenix Livestock New Sarepta   Posted:  2018-09-19 
David 
Breed:  Maine-Anjou   Quantity:  30   Price:  2250
Bred Maine-Anjou heifers 1/2 bloods bred to calving ease Maine-Anjou bull. $2250 Over 30 to chose from. Bred Maine-Anjou first calvers 1/2 bloods bred back Maine-Anjou $2500. Over 80 head. Pasture till November All home raised.
Phone:  780-878-8673  
 

Golden Phoenix Livestock New Sarepta   Posted:  2018-09-19 
David 
Breed:  Maine-Anjou   Quantity:  50   Price:  1500
Maine-Anjou heifers 1/2 bloods $1500 on choice. Pasture till November. All home raised
Phone:  780-878-8673  
 

Noreen  Craig Eckville   Posted:  2018-09-17 
Breed:  Dexter  
6 bred cows with calves at side. Bred for Apr/May 2019. No emails please. Phone only 403-318-8838
Phone:  403-746-5510 Cell:  403-318-8838
 

Karen  Sobey Sturgeon County   Posted:  2018-09-17 
Breed:  1   Quantity:  Lowline   Price:  750.00
For sale solid black 87.5 percentage Lowline bull calf born May 2018
Phone:  780-932-0546 Cell:  780-932-0546
 

Karen  Sobey Sturgeon County   Posted:  2018-09-17 
Breed:  Lowline   Quantity:  2   Price:  650.00
For sale 2 weanling registered percentage lowline heifers 1. Solid black 87.5 percent lowline heifer born May 2018 2. Black with white face 75 percent lowline heifer born May 2018 Both are registeted and will be tattooed. For more info call 780-932-0546
Phone:  780-932-0546 Cell:  780-932-0546
 

Marty  Sullivan Viking   Posted:  2018-09-17 
Breed:  Red Angus   Quantity:  24  
24 Red Angus replacement heifers, bred to a low birth weight purebred Red Angus bull. Heifers are due to start calving in February, all these heifers will be preg checked, Ivomeced, and vaccinated before pick up. Very nice even quiet herd that we have pail fed all summer and will come running when called. Give me a call or text for more info or for pictures,asking $2300 obo.
Phone:  780-385-1969  
 

Dietz Farms Castor   Posted:  2018-09-16 
Blaine 
Breed:  red and black angus   Quantity:  40  
30 red and 10 black Angus bred heifers over 1000lbs home raised very quite will keep until November, bulls out June 30th bred to red angus bulls
Phone:  403-740-6316  
 

Dunning's Acres Ltd Fallis   Posted:  2018-09-16 
Phil  Dunning
Breed:  angus/ semmental   Quantity:  20   Price:  2100
20 angus/simmental bred heifers aprox 1200 lbs Red/Black. Will all calve in March. Bred to 78 lb birth weight red angus bull. Top quality, home raised, very quite. Can pasture until fall.
Phone:  780-797-5406 Cell:  780-773-7491
 

Hanging H Ranch Ltd Marwayne   Posted:  2018-09-16 
Justin  Hozack
Breed:  Angus X & Sim X Bred Heifers   Price:  2100
Approximately 150 Simmental cross and British cross heifers for sale. Heifers were synced and AI'ed starting July 6th to easy calving black angus bulls and turned in with clean up bulls afterward. Heifers will be preg checked at the end of October and will be available after preg check is complete.
Phone:  587-217-9104  
  &nbps;hanginh.com
 

KS Farm Spirit River   Posted:  2018-09-16 
Kirk  Cowell
Breed:  Welsh Black and Commercial   Quantity:  25  
Bred to easy-calving Welsh Black bulls. Cows are low-maintenance, easy to deal with, and trained to rotational system and winter grazing. We have excellent pasture available till at least December.
Phone:  780-864-9218  
 

KS Farm Spirit River   Posted:  2018-09-16 
Kirk  Cowell
Breed:  Welsh Black/Commercial   Quantity:  10-15  
Grass-genetics, raised in a managed grazing program, bred to easy-calving Welsh Black bulls. We have pasture available till at least December.
Phone:  780-864-9218  
 

Tyler  Hirsche Penhold   Posted:  2018-09-15 
Breed:  Dexter   Quantity:  12   Price:  Negotiable
I am selling my herd of purebred Dexter Cows. 9 cows and 3 yearling heifers to sell. All cows are under 7 years old. Easy calving and great mothers. 3 cows and 2 of the heifers are polled. Run with 1400lb red angus bull. Cows are all 700-1000 pounds with the exception of one that is smaller. Great, quiet,healthy herd. Always grass/hay fed. No hormones. Not preg checked. I need to sell my cows and would like to see someone buy them to continue breeding them. Will separate. Fair price.
Phone:  403-391-0851  
 

Reese Cattle Company Didsbury   Posted:  2018-09-14 
Barry  Reese
Breed:  Black & Red Angus   Quantity:  70   Price:  2000
30 Red Angus & 40 Black Angus bred heifers. Bred to a low birthweight Black Angus bull. Start calving on March 1 and end on May 7th. We will hold on them until October 30th if needed.
Phone:  403-870-3960  
  &nbps;www.reesecattleco.com
 

Whey Lake Farms Dalum   Posted:  2018-09-14 
Breed:  Black Angus X  
Very nice set of replacement heifers. All sired by Black Angus and Simmental bulls and out of BBf cows. Weaning end of October should average around 600 lbs.
Phone:  403-820-3118  
 

K6 Farms Leduc   Posted:  2018-09-13 
Breed:  Black Angus  
Offering purebred registered black angus heifer calves for sale. Please contact for more information.
Phone:  780-986-9088  
 

Rocky  Williams Rocky Mountain House   Posted:  2018-09-12 
Breed:  Simmental   Quantity:  10   Price:  $1800-$2000
We have 9 bred coming 3rd Calver and 1 bred coming 2nd calver for sale due to start January 5th to full Fleckvieh Simmental bull. Reason for selling is we are getting out of commercial cattle and focusing on purebred 1800 a piece, if you take them all or 2000 on choice
Phone:  403-846-5552  
 

Derek  . Alhambra   Posted:  2018-09-11 
Breed:  Black angus   Quantity:  60   Price:  2050
60 Black angus bred heifers ultrasound preg checked and ready to go. Bred back to black angus low birth weight bulls. Bulls out for 65 days. Start calving March 1st. Nice tame big group of heifers.
Phone:  403-844-1731  
 

Mike  Grimmeyer Clyde   Posted:  2018-09-10 
Breed:  Horned Hereford   Quantity:  8   Price:  2200.00
1 BWF & 7 RWF quality horned Hereford heifers bred to a horned Hereford bull. Bred to calve starting March 15/19. UTD on all vaccines. Will preg check with in the next 10 days.
Phone:  780-307-3385  
 

David  Korth Rocky Mtn House   Posted:  2018-09-08 
Breed:  Blk simmental   Quantity:  11   Price:  2250
Very nice package of all bbf black simmental bred heifers 1200lbs plus, mature proven calving ease red poll bull out May 3. I also have one bbf 1st calver bred full blood simmental. Can send picture if interested, thanks David 403-895-1756.
Phone:  403-895-1756  
 

Foxrun Acres Didsbury   Posted:  2018-09-06 
Eric 
Breed:  Scottish Highland   Quantity:  1   Price:  $2250.00
Quiet 3 yr old Highland bull for sale the last of my Highland's. Deep red in color, nice shape of horns even though he broke the tip off of one a few years ago. His last years calves were very aggressive in getting up and eager to nurse. Can email photos upon request. Located S.E of Didsbury.
Phone:  403-335-8751  
 

Allan  Rowe Worsley   Posted:  2018-09-05 
Breed:  Commercial Speckle park   Quantity:  25   Price:  $1300.00
25 replacement heifer calves for sale, 75 to pick from, will sell up to 25 of them $1300.00 each, mid October pick up in yard. Approximate weight 550-600 lbs. Calves are still on cows.
Phone:  780-835-8097  
 
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  • Do not wait

    If a payment is not made on time contact the buyer immediately to get it resolved. At the same time stop any further shipments to the buyer.

    If necessary you can take legal action to recover the outstanding payment. Please note that the maximum amount that you can pursue through small claims court in Alberta is $25,000. To recover an amount greater than this you will need to hire a lawyer and go through the Court of Queen's Bench.

    If You are Buying

    Be clear on who you are buying from

  • are they another farmer or are they a broker?
  • if trucking is included will they be delivering the livestock themselves? Is the shipping rate fair and reasonable?
  • Know what you are buying

  • make the trip to visually appraise the livestock and ensure that they are in good condition
  • make it clear to the seller that any load which is of a lesser quality than that which you agreed to purchase will be returned to them at their expense
  • be prepared to make a down payment at this time but do not put more than 50% down
  • confirm animal identification by video recording of livestock being purchased
  • The agreement to purchase must be in writing

  • detailed livestock description (breed, sex, age, weight)
  • seller's name, full mailing address & phone numbers
  • your name, full mailing address & phone numbers
  • the specific address that the livestock are to be delivered to (legal land description)
  • the payment amount
  • terms of payment - e.g. part in advance with balance on delivery
  • Under the Alberta Sale of Goods Act all contracts for goods sold over $50.00 must be in writing.
  • Do not wait

    If you have put a down payment on your purchase but do not receive the livestock within the agreed upon timeframe then contact the seller immediately to get it resolved. If you are unable to resolve the problem you will need to put a stop payment on any other cheques to the seller so that you can limit your risk.

    If necessary you can take legal action to recover the outstanding payment. Please note that the maximum amount that you can pursue through small claims court in Alberta is $25,000. To recover an amount greater than this you will need to hire a lawyer and go through the Court of Queen's Bench.