3635 Hwy 2, Mabou Nova Scotia
Mabou, Cape Breton Mabou B0E 1X0

Residential Detached baths: 67.45 281 sq. ft.

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Prop. Type:
Residential Detached
MLS® Num:
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.
Property Type:
Residential Detached
Floor Area:
281 sq. ft.
Lot Size:
102 acre(s)
MLS® Num:

HOUSE – 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!

PID #’s Part of 50007319, 50043884,50308147

Land – 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.

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.

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.

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.


Insulated with steel roof and walls, concrete floors and a furnace.

MANURE STORAGE-150x50x4’ walls

Holds 6 months; emptied twice a year (November and May).


Cows- Milking and Dry- 68

Replacements- 42

  • Animal numbers subject to change slightly

QUOTA-67.45 Kilograms of saleable milk quota


Double walled, on concrete slab, 1000-liter tank capacity.


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.


3- tower silos (20x70, 20x80, 14x70) and 2 – wooden bunker silo with dirt floors.


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!

This sale is a Share Purchase

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