Jeff & Robbie Knox of Knox Farms are no different to most stud breeders because of the fascination and passion of always looking forward to ‘doing better’ in the next generation crop of calves. It is humorous, but it’s true that livestock stud breeding becomes a lifelong obsession. Along life’s journey you hope to ‘get it right’. Taking advice and being fortunate enough to find smart mentors who are willing to share their knowledge helps enormously. To find really outstanding people who have the gift of wanting to share their thoughts and knowledge about our wonderful breed Simmental Fleckvieh and give guidance without any personal gain has helped us greatly. We would have never pushed ahead and attempted things that are difficult and sometimes disappointing without the encouragement of Thomas Grupp and Peter Massmann.

Our breeding aim

The basis of our herd is from Southern African genetics. We select for moderately higher frame score animals than is the case with South African Simmentalers of today but maintain cow families that show early maturing traits. The bloodlines we have today of course include many newly developed polled Fleckvieh Canadian and USA cow families. In more recent times we have added bloodlines from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and the UK. Knox Farms primary purpose in breeding is to select for width and depth to chase the early maturing types. We don’t cull horned or no eye pigment or absoluteness in colour. However, like everyone else, calving ease, good udders and temperament is selected. We play to our strengths which is having a far greater diversity in bloodlines than most other breeders. “The Cow makes the Difference”. We have always thought that milk and muscle together and structural soundness of specific breeding cow families makes for exceptionally early maturity in weaners in our breed. Our performance criteria are that you breed from not just great cow families but have muscular frames nearer to a frame-score 7 for bulls that are polled and easy calving, grow rapidly on mother’s milk and keep growing on grass.

Our breeding aim

The basis of our herd is from Southern African genetics. We select for moderately higher frame score animals than is the case with South African Simmentalers of today but maintain cow families that show early maturing traits. The bloodlines we have today of course include many newly developed polled Fleckvieh Canadian and USA cow families. In more recent times we have added bloodlines from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Ireland and the UK. Knox Farms primary purpose in breeding is to select for width and depth to chase the early maturing types. We don’t cull horned or no eye pigment or absoluteness in colour. However, like everyone else, calving ease, good udders and temperament is selected. We play to our strengths which is having a far greater diversity in bloodlines than most other breeders. “The Cow makes the Difference”. We have always thought that milk and muscle together and structural soundness of specific breeding cow families makes for exceptionally early maturity in weaners in our breed. Our performance criteria are that you breed from not just great cow families but have muscular frames nearer to a frame-score 7 for bulls that are polled and easy calving, grow rapidly on mother’s milk and keep growing on grass.
We are offering 1 bull in this sale with a very unique pedigree. We will have more bulls coming on towards the end of the year so please feel free to contact us for more info.
Knox 1
Knox family

Address

211 Roslyn Road, Crookwell, 2583