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Mabou Dairy Farm...................NOW......................$1.5 million

 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 38.25 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. 



Aerial photos



Fields and views






Tractors:    JD 2130 with duals

                 JD 1630

                 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

JD discs

Spring tooth harrows

Rock-o-Matic rock rake

Rock-o-Matic rock picker with dump

JD 780 hydropush manure spreader

Dump wagon

Vicon fertilizer spreader

Stoltzfus lime spreader

JD seeder/grain drill

Grain auger

Snow blower

Round bale wagon

Flat wagon

2 bale clamps for loader

Loader bucket

Manure/rock bucket

Pallet forks

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)

PTO Generator

Equipped Workshop

Semen tank and breeding equipment

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