Maple Downs Farms II

Middleburgh, NY
1,000 acres
160 milking cows

Bouncing back

In 2011, Maple Downs Farm was destroyed by Hurricane Irene, which hit certain areas of the Northeast incredibly hard. It wiped out our farm, our business. It wiped out our home. My car was totaled. Trucks were totaled,” recalls Denise Lloyd. “Even worse, we lost 47 of our cows. Everywhere you look, it affected every part of our lives.” It took a while for the family to assess the damage and slowly start to rebuild, but the thought of not doing so never crossed our minds,” says Denise.

It's more than just a job. It's a way of life. Having a passion for the lifestyle is very important.
- Denise Lloyd

Sharing the love

Jason Lloyd became an official partner in the business in 2001 and oversees many aspects of the breeding program. The Lloyds’ other son, Greg, also works full-time on the farm, and the family is currently working on making him a partner. [update?] Everyone here is very passionate about the dairy cow, says Denise. We all share a love of farming, a love of the field work, and a love of showing and caring for the animals.” 

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