IA Beef Expo Sale
February 15
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2016 SWSG Sale
February 28
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The Fitzsimmons family first established its roots in Hayes township near Vail, Ia in 1868 and started raising cattle in the 1870s. Our children are the 6th generation involved in the cattle operation with a history of nearly 140 years. Our home place is with in a mile of that original farm. The family motto is fidelity. Fidelity to God, family, community and our customers.

Fitzsimmons Simmental is home to top quality, predominantly black, polled purebreds and percentage Simmental cattle that exhibit the influence of their Fleckvieh fullblood roots. Utilizing an A.I. program begun in 1969 by Jeff's father, Fred, and an E.T. program established in 1988, we have developed breeding stock that is genetically hardwired to be efficient, functional, structurally sound, and eye appealing. Our goal is to produce calm, attractive cattle with balanced birth, growth, maternal, and carcass traits. We still remember that the end product is quality beef produced profitably.

We are a founding member of the South West Simmental Group. The SWSG has two annual sales in Dunlap, IA at the Dunlap Livestock Auction. We offer bulls and bred females for sale at our Springtime Production Sale the fourth Sunday in February. The second Sunday in November we sell open heifers, show steers, and bred heifers in our Fall Production Sale.

We also consistently consign cattle to the Iowa beef Expo Simmental Sale held each February in Des Moines at the Iowa State Fair Grounds.

Over the generations we have nurtured relationships with our customers based on solid family values. We strive to produce honest stock that will work for commercial cattlemen and seed stock producers alike. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and look forward to developing relationships with our new clientele based on our commitment to cattle that will work for them.