Crossgrove Beef Farm – Darryl Austin and Family

Darryl has been farming his entire life.  Along with his four children, he ran an efficient and productive Dairy Farm for over 40 years, breeding many excellent purebred Holstein cows.  After retiring from the dairy industry seven years ago, Darryl immediately brought this same attitude to his new adventure, Crossgrove Beef Farm. Darryl thought he would build a barn to raise a couple of beef […]

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MacLellan Farms – Donald MacLellans

In 1957, Donald bought three small farms located at Beaver Meadow, Antigonish County, and started farming at a larger scale with a team of horses. In 1958, he remodeled a 40’ x 80’ horse barn with three floors for broiler chickens. That same year, Donald went to Hillman’s Disposal Farm Sale in Bridgewater and bought a Nova National purebred Hereford bull that originally came from […]

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K.B. Kinsman & Son Farm Limited- the Kinsmans

K.B. Kinsman & Son Farm Limited is owned by Keith, Michael and Diane Kinsman. The Kinsman’s have been producing beef for 40 years. They started out with a few head, growing more each year and are currently housing about 400 head in their feedlot, at 1774 Hwy 358 in Port Williams, NS. They farm approximately 400 acres, growing their own feed to supply the feedlot. […]

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Rocky Knoll Farm Ltd- the Withrows

Rocky Knoll Farm Limited is a multi-generation farm, owned and operated by the Withrow Family, in Center Rawdon, Hants County. In the mid-to-late 60’s the farm switched from a vegetable, dairy and swine operation to a beef and vegetable farm, raising mostly purebred Herefords and Black Angus, as well as vegetables for their farm market business.  As industry demands changed, so did the operation.   A […]

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Thunderbrook Farms- the Truemans

This 1240-acre mixed farm is currently owned and operated by Brian and his wife Joan along with their family, Mark & Isabelle and Beth. Their century farm is in Truemanville, Cumberland County, and has been in the family since 1817. Currently, the Truemans have  beef cattle, grow forage and grain, lowbush blueberries and manage an 800-acre woodlot. Brian has been a long time supporter of […]

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Dean Manning

Dean and Catherine Manning operate a mixed farm in Falmouth, Hants County that includes a beef cow-calf operation, grain and vegetable crops, and a seasonal farm market where they sell their own produce. Manning uses ecologically sound practices for each crop and operates his farm as naturally as possible. Greenhouse crops are grown in a mixture of manure, peat and straw, which are steam–pasteurized each […]

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