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281 Acres

Mabou, Nova Scotia

Listing Details
Property Id #: 17300
Price: $3,500,000
Farm Type: Dairy
Acreage (Total): 281
Municipality / County: Inverness
Province: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B0E 1X0
Listing Remarks

This dairy farm is picture-perfect as it sits along the winding roads of Inverness County on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. This on-going dairy operation consists of 281 acres in total, of which there is approximately 102+/- acres of good cultivated ground and an additional 90 rented acres. There’s no better way to know your cows but in this bright, well ventilated, 54-tie-stall facility. It’s a registered Holstein, Master Breeder herd with 67.45 kilograms of saleable milk quota. On this beautiful farm, day to day chores are made easy. No more lugging heavy milkers from cow to cow, this farm has a milk rail to do that for you! In this facility, all the animals housed in connecting barns, making animal transportation a one-person job. If growth is on your mind, the farm yard has lots of space for future expansion.

This farm is selling as a Share purchase
Residence Remarks
Primary Residence: 21x25 + 24x14
This 1 ½ story farmhouse offers an inviting eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets and an adjacent pantry/laundry room. There is an office. It has a slider that leads to a deck, a main-floor 4-piece bathroom and a lovely family-sized living room all on the main level. Upstairs you will find 4-bedrooms and a large storage closet. Come to Cape Breton and make this your new home!
Property & Land Remarks
Land Remarks: This farm consists of 3 parcels of land totaling 281 acres, of which there is 102+/- clear arable acres which are each within a few minutes from the farm. This farm also rents an additional 90 acres. PH levels average 6.1-6.2. There is also a gravel pit on the farm for personal use or explore the possibilities of it becoming income generating.

See brochure for a map of the land selling with the farm.
Property Legal Description: PID #’s Part of 50007319, 50043884,50308147
Acreage (Total): 281
Workable Acres: 102
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Barn: DAIRY BARN– 40x142
This steel-clad tail-to-tail, tie-stall barn was built in 1989 with a 20’ addition added in 2019 for additional cow comfort and space. The Dairy Barn, Heifer Barn and Dry Cow Barns are all attached which makes daily chores a breeze and saves the farmer from working in inclement weather. Some features are temperature control curtains with heat sensors, 6 milkers with automatic take-offs that are on a milking rail system (no more carrying milkers to the cows), gravity-flow water bowls from a natural spring (no shortage of water here), Rovibec feeding cart, tiled mangers, 6000-liter milk tank and a 200-amp electrical service that is shared with other buildings.
Barn: HEIFER BARN – 48x116
60 head capacity (calves to bred heifers) with slatted floors and ventilated with side-wall fans. Feeding system: mostly round bales and TMR.
Barn: DRY COW BARN – 44x64
Rrenovated in 2017, loose housing bedding pack, capacity: 20 head in 2 groups: close-up and far off dry cows with locking headgates. Includes a lean-to for storing bulk sawdust bedding.
Workshop: WORKSHOP– 20x16
Insulated with steel roof and walls, concrete floors and a furnace.
Grain or Crop Storage: 3- tower silos (20x70, 20x80, 14x70) and 2 wooden bunker silo with dirt floors.
Additional: Experience beautiful Cape Breton!

This farm is located on the West coast of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. For off-the-farm things to do, there are a variety of local outdoor activities: hike Mabou Highlands Trails or the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, fish in nearby lakes or rivers, kayaking/canoe the Mabou River or soak up the sun at the West Mabou beach – 15 minutes away, there is golfing, there is lots of Celtic music too. There are basic local amenities: grocery store, restaurants, pubs, banking, building supplies and more…come to Cape Breton to see our farms and what life has to offer!
Additional Listing Remarks
Quota Remarks: 67.45 KG's
Livestock Remarks: purebred registered holsteins- master breeder herd
Machinery Remarks: Aside from the owned machinery on this farm, there is a Machinery Federation that has an abundance of machinery available to local farmers. There is a very small usage fee that applies. Why own when you can access the machinery you need without the added monthly payments. List available upon request.
Manure Remarks: 150x50x4’ walls
Holds 6 months; emptied twice a year (November and May).
Fuel Storage Remarks: Double walled, on concrete slab, 1000-liter tank capacity.
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How to View: Contact Amy Bysterveldt @ 902-393-7068 or

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