Dairy Farm – Mabou, NS



This property has approx. 250 acres’ total, of which 105+ are forage (42 acres have been tiled by the current owners), 25.5 acres of pasture, 70 acres treed, and 41.5 wasteland. There is an additional 40 acres used at a farm down the road, which is available to the buyer also. This dairy farm has a quota of 39+ kg and currently has 40 cows, 30+- heifers and calves, purebred Holsteins. 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.

The house has been lovingly restored over the past couple of decades and sits on 4 acres. 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. Property uses municipal water, as well as a well, and ponds. Municipal water line and all the lines to the barns and house have been recently 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.

Additional Details

  • 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.)
  • Hiefer Barn
    40’ x 50’ (free stall with locking headgates)
  • Pole Barn
    40’ x 72’ (formerly hay storage), 60’ x 72’: contains 20’ x 24’ workshop, 20’ x 48’ tractor bays (4) 12’ x 16’ farm shop (2 stories) heated
  • Feed Mill
    16’ x 20’
  • Grain Tank
  • Supplement Bin
    1 wooden/1 metal
  • Greenhouse
    12’ x 16’
  • Outbuilding
    used as chicken house


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