BULLS

FITZ POL BOXCAR S208

Pictured 09/15/2011 at 5 ½ years of age.  Pulled off cows that morning.   


FITZ POL BOARDWALK X704
Boxcar X Desirae
2012 IA Beef Expo Sale Feature.
Pictures at 12 months of age.



FITZ POL BROCK Y988
Boxcar X Mystieq
2012 SWSG Spring Sale Feature.
Pictured at 8 months of age.



FITZ POL FREIGHTER X403
Boxcar X Petra
2011 IA Beef Expo Sale Feature.
Sold to Muff Farms for $ 5,500. 
Pictured at 8 months of age.


ASA Registration#: 2346695           Homozygous Black and Homozygous Polled                Born: 02-07-2006

Spring 2012 EPDs
  CE BW WW YW MCE MM MWW STAY DOC CW YG MB BF REA SHR API TI
EPD 7.6 2.1 55.1 96.9 12.3 6.0 33.5 21.8 8.2 22.9 0.10 0.17 0.03 0.25 -0.48 121.3 74.9
ACC 0.66 0.68 0.64 0.63 0.53 0.52 0.53 0.18 0.12 0.49 0.36 0.45 0.37 0.41 0.08    

Adj BW 88 lbs / Ratio 100                Adj WW 1011 lbs / Ratio 111              Adj YW 1708 lbs / Ratio 112

Mature WT 2438 lbs.   (09-15-2011)           
                                                           
                                                                LCHMAN LUCKY BUCK 7049C    ASA#: 1,704,719  
            GW LUCKY DICE 187H                 
Sire   ASA# 2,002,092                              407D                                         ASA#: 1,749,511
                                                           
                                                               RS POWER PLAY 902J                ASA#: 2,035,853          
            FITZ POL PORTIA M208                      
Dam   ASA# 2,246,383                             FITZ POL BLK BELLE K010          ASA#: 2,128,072   
                       
Measurements Taken 02-24-2007 at the Southwest Simmental Group Springtime Production Sale
Yr Frame Score  6.2       Yr Scrotal 42 cm       Yr Rib Fat 0.34       YR % IMF 6.30       Yr REA 18.8           

Boxcar was the high selling bull at the 2007 Southwest Simmental Group Production Sale raised by Fitzsimmons Simmental of Vail, IA and purchased by Vogt Simmentals of Denison IA.

Boxcar was entered in the American Simmental Association Carcass Merit Program in the spring of 2008.  The calves were born on the Dean Wang Ranch of Wibaux, MT in April of 2009.  Dean reported absolutely no calving difficulties  in the Boxcar sire group and that they were extremely vigorous at birth.  Marty Ropp hand picked 4 of the Boxcar heifers to be included in the TOP TEN HEIFERS  produced from the entire 2009 CMP calf crop of over 900 calves.   The spring 2009 CMP steers were all shipped to an Illinois feed lot in the fall to collect gain and carcass data.  The Boxcar steers were harvested in February and March of 2010 and graded!  These calves established Boxcar as the Purebred Performance King of the 2009 American Simmental Association’s Carcass Merit Program.     

Boxcar bulls produced by Fitzsimmons Simmental of Vail, IA and sold in 2009, 2010, and 2011 have been extremely well accepted and have averaged $4,108.

A late March 2010 Boxcar son, Fitz Pol Freighter X403, was a sale feature at the 2011 Iowa Beef Expo Simmental Sale and was one of the high selling bulls of the sale commanding a $5,500 bid from Muff Farms of Dow City, IA. 

Perhaps Boxcar’s greatest achievement would be the heifers that he produces.  They are developing into moderate framed, frugal, fertile, extremely efficient cows that wean off big calves and breed back early. The breeders who own them, hold them as prized possessions and have yet to part with any of there Boxcar cows.

Boxcar's Spring 2012 EPDs rank him in the top 1% of the breed for 5 different traits, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Maternal Weaning Weight, Carcass Weight, and Terminal Index.

Boxcar is a true breed changing sire that is an EPD outlier in the economically important calving ease, groth, maternal, and carcass traits. 

For semen inquiries contact:

Jeff Fitzsimmons 
712-790-0306
jbfitz@wildblue.net
Mike Vogt 
712-269-8529
thevogts@frontiernet.net