Rarely available anywhere in Nova Scotia, here is a superb dairy farm just outside the village of Mabou. The quality of the herd, the fields, the farm buildings and the equipment is top of the line, and the farmhouse is a beautifully restored heritage home. All this in a part of the country famous for its scenic beauty, music, history and a milder climate than most parts of Ontario and Quebec. There is a lot of information to learn about this property; not all of it can be supplied here, but more is available on request.
1) QUOTA The farm has a milk quota of 36.75 kg.
2) HERD The herd is purebred Holsteins. Currently about 40 cows, with 30+- heifers and calves.
230-250 acres farm total:
- 105+ forage: 42+- acres have been tiled by the current owners. 1,000 round bales annually.
- 25.5 pasture (all fenced with 5 strand Gallagher electric fencing)
- 70 treed
- Plus 40 acres used at a farm down the road (available to a buyer also)
Dairy Barn 126’ x 40’, 44 stalls (46 in a pinch). 12’ x 16’ addition for manure pump house (Evacuair manure system, 36" diameter pipe to a concrete pad outside.)
Feed Mill 16’ x 20’
Heifer Barn 40’ x 50’ (freestall with locking headgates)
Pole Barn 40’ x 72’ (formerly hay storage)
Pole Barn 60’ x 72’: contains 20’ x 24’ workshop, 20’ x 48’ tractor bays (4) 12’ x 16’ farm shop (2 stories) heated
3 large grain tanks
1 metal/ 1 wooden supplement bin
Out building used as chicken house
Greenhouse 12’ x 16’
The barns are not old, with steel siding and roofing. The dairy barn, heifer barn and manure pump room are insulated, and there is a heated office in the dairy barn.
See below (after the photos) for a list of equipment included in the sale.
6) WATER Municipal water, also a well, and ponds. Municipal water line, and all lines to the barns and house, have been recently replaced.
The house has been lovingly restored over the past couple of decades. A large country kitchen, pantry, dining room, two living rooms, make up the ground floor. Upstairs are five bedrooms and bathroom. High ceilings, split stairway, and two good claytile-lined brick chimneys are both 34 years old. All windows have been replaced.
In all the home has over 1,000 sq ft on each floor. The basement is part stone, part concrete. The woodstove in the kitchen heats the whole house but for the few very cold days when the basement furnace is lit.
This farm is a turnkey operation. The owners have continually upgraded the farm - buildings, land, equipment and home - in the 30+ years they have run it. Everything is in excellent working order.
A beautiful farm, beautiful home, in a beautiful location!
The farm is just 2 minutes from Mabou, a picturesque village situated at the head of the Mabou River estuary. Famous for its Sunday farmer's market, Red Shoe pub, Mull Restaurant, spectacular West Mabou beach, and for being home to the Rankin Family! The Glenora single malt whisky distillery is a few minutes north. Inverness and its beaches, harness racing, hospital, shops and restaurants are a 15 minute drive.
Fields and views
Tractors: JD 2130 with duals
JD 6400 loader
JD 6420 loader
JD 4430 with duals
JD 855 with blade
JD Silage Special round baler
JD 920 mower
McHale Wrapper with remote
Red Ball sprayer
Kneverland 5 bottom plough
Spring tooth harrows
Rock-o-Matic rock rake
Rock-o-Matic rock picker with dump
JD 780 hydropush manure spreader
Vicon fertilizer spreader
Stoltzfus lime spreader
JD seeder/grain drill
Round bale wagon
2 bale clamps for loader
Agri-Metal (ValMetal) round bale unroller
Hoof trimming stall
3 round bale carts
Outdoor round baler feeders
Roller mill with 7 compartments plus bagger attachment (Agri-Metal)
Semen tank and breeding equipment