Province purchases 125 hectares of community pasture land in Pictou County

Nova Scotia Government

The Department of Agriculture has added 125 hectares of land in Pictou County to the province's community pasture land for farmers.

The province says the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board bought the land in Cape John for $1.1 million.

Community pastures are leased and operated by independent co-operatives run by volunteers dedicated to the beef industry, and the farmers who use the community lands to raise cattle.

Government says the Farm Loan Board now owns more than 2,500 hectares of active community pastures in Nova Scotia, including 1,033 hectares in Cumberland County, and an additional 352 hectares in Cape John.