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.