AASV Foundation Logo AASV Foundation 2008 Fundraising Auction: Items up for Bid

WOW! Don't miss the opportunity to support the AASV Foundation and take home one of these incredible items up for bid! Since all items have been donated, 100% of your winning bid will benefit the AASV Foundation. See the bottom of this page for auction terms and conditions.

Not Attending the AASV Annual Meeting? You can still bid!

  • Submit your bid by phone (515-465-5255) or email (aasv@aasv.org) by Monday, March 3. Provide the item name and number, your contact information, and your bid amount.
  • To make arrangements to bid by phone DURING the Live Auction, contact the AASV prior to March 3.

Cash Contributions

We're grateful to the following corporate sponsors who have made monetary donations to support the AASV Foundation Auction. Please thank them and all of our item donors for their support.

Merial Limited: $1000 sponsorship

William Blair & Co. Financial Management: $500 donation

Hermitage NGT: $300 donation

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed: $250 donation


Live Auction

The AASV Foundation is pleased to offer items #1 to #15 for bid during the live auction:

Monday, March 10, 2008
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

AASV Awards Reception: 6:30 PM
Live Auction Begins: Approximately 8:00 PM

BID NOW! Submit your bid to the AASV Foundation by email (aasv@aasv.org) or phone (515-465-5255) prior to March 3.
It's easy! Provide the item name and number, your contact information, and your bid amount. See auction terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

To make arrangements to bid by phone DURING the live auction, contact the AASV prior to March 3.



#1 Collectible Pig from Dr. Alex Hogg's Personal Collection

Donated by: Mary Lou Hogg

AASV Foundation Heritage Award recipient Dr. Alex Hogg traveled extensively, visiting 50 states, 60 countries, and all 7 continents during his 86 years. On his frequent travels to other lands, Alex often brought home pig figures for his personal collection. Mary Lou has graciously donated a pig from his collection to the AASV Foundation Auction.

The pig we are auctioning off this year is from the romantic Isle of Murano, nestled on Italy’s Sun Coast. Murano Glass is hand crafted by generations of old world artisans and has established itself among the world’s most sought-after. Dr. Alex Hogg’s name is engraved on this beautiful work of art.

Retail value: Priceless!


#2 Wyoming's Wilderness Summer Vacation

Donated by: Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters

Join Jake Clark (pictured, far right) of Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters for a 4 day, 4-person summer '08 pack/fishing trip into Yellowstone Country. Traverse the vast wilderness trails on highly trained, mountain wise and “America’s Finest” mules. Stay in teepees with canvas floors near a mountain stream overlooking an open meadow where you’ll watch the mules graze and local wildlife roam. Enjoy the campfire in the evenings with cowboy jokes and stories as told by Jake Clark, “entertainer extraordinaire.” Fish, read, or join Jake on a daily excursion viewing the vastness of Wyoming’s Wilderness from mountain passes to the valley’s meadows and streams. Jake was born and raised a cowboy in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin with over 55 years of accumulated stories and cowboy experiences. Jake has been outfitting for nearly 30 years. This trip will truly be one of your most enjoyable and memorable vacations!

A camp cook and guide will join you. Everything is furnished except your personal items, a sleeping bag and bed pad. Trip arrival and departure will be from Cody, Wyoming (airport code COD). (Billings, MT is only 90 miles/minutes away-BIL). Motels prior to and following trip and fishing licenses are not included. Additional guests may be included for $250 per day per person. Maximum trip size is generally 9 guests.

AASV member Dr. Tony Scheiber of Cody, Wyoming will accompany the group and assist the winning bidder with scheduling, transportation, and lodging in the Cody area. This trip would cost $4000 for four people, but is worth so much more!



#3 Fly Fishing Package

Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

You will be outfitted for the fly fishing trip of your dreams (see above) with this ensemble of top-flight gear! It starts with the new Sage ZXL rod - lighter, stronger, and easier to cast than any fly rod you have ever held. Combined with a Sage weight-forward tapered performance fly line and lightweight large arbor Waterworks Lamson reel, this fly fishing rig offers precision casting suitable for any stream in North America. The package also includes Simms Gore-Tex waders and studded boots in your size. Here are the details:

Sage ZXL 5 wt. fly rod (4 piece, 9')
Sage Performance Taper Weight Forward fly line
Waterworks Lamson Litespeed Hard Alox reel
Simms Guide Boot w/Aquastealth studded sole
Simms 2008 G3 Guide waders

Retail value: $1600



#4 Original Watercolor Painting: "Pigmentation"

Donated by: Carol Rodibaugh

"Pigmentation" is an original watercolor painting by Carol Rodibaugh, wife of AASV member Dr. Max Rodibaugh. Detailed in pen and ink, and with a focus on quilt patterns, it is made especially for AASV 2008. The piece will be professionally matted and framed. Shown at right prior to framing, the painting features three pigs (of course!) and a colorful border. The dimensions are approximate at this time, but with matting and framing, are expected to be about 19" x 28".

Carol has scanned the painting and offers the original at auction while retaining the rights to print notecards or other items from the scanned image in the future.

Retail value: $450


#5 Guided Elk Hunt

Donated by: Dr. Roy Schultz and Newport Laboratories


Dr. Roy Schultz and the folks at Newport Labs (Drs. Wayne Freese, Craig Pfeifer and Randy Simonson) are offering a fully guided 3 day elk hunt for one hunter in the rugged hills of western Iowa.  This will be a fully guided “pack-in” hunt including licenses, airport pick-up, and excellent meals (prepared by Chef Craig Des Pfeifer, who has recently returned from a refresher course in fine wines and cuisine from a French Chef’s Cooking School). Many 300 + B & C bulls have been spotted in the area.  As an added bonus, a private tour of a local museum with a fine collection of heads and horns is included. Other game available includes coyotes, pheasants and quail.

Retail value: $6000



#6 Swarovski 10 x 42 EL Binoculars

Donated by: DeWaay Capital Management

These high quality binoculars, long known as the "Best of the Best" for image clarity and brightness, are extremely lightweight with a housing of magnesium alloy. They feature 10x magnification with large 42mm objective lenses, new "easy to clean" external coatings, and wide-angle eyepieces for an extra large field of view. The retail value of this exceptional optical instrument is $2110.


#7 Four Tickets: Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings!!

Donated by: Drs. Paul Mleziva, Art Mueller, Butch Baker, and Warren Wilson

This package deal will allow you and three friends to enjoy the ultimate football game together in comfort and style! The winning bidder will receive four tickets for inside club seats at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the 2008 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings match-up, PLUS one VIP parking pass AND a tailgating party!

Retail value: $1000



#8 Brett Favre and Dan Marino Touchdown Record Autographed Football

Donated by Warren and Marilyn Wilson

Calling all Green Bay Packers Fans! On September 30, 2007, Brett Favre broke Dan Marino's NFL all-time touchdown record of 420 touchdowns. This numbered, commemorative football is signed by both players, and inscribed by Brett with the date and new touchdown record total. It is accompanied by photos and proof of authenticity, and the football and plaque are encased in a beautiful glass display case. It is number 287 of an edition limited to 413 footballs.

Retail value: $770


#9 Golf Outing for 30 people at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike, Iowa

Donated by: Ottumwa Veterinary Clinic - Drs. Steve Menke and Todd Williams - and Genetiporc, USA

Treat your clients and friends to a fun day at Fox Ridge Golf Course this season! This package includes $1000 to apply towards food and beverage (including lunch or dinner banquet services) in Fox Ridge's 19th hole (pictured, right), PLUS all of the following for up to 30 participants:

18 Hole Green Fee
GPS Golf Carts
Golf Cart Fees
Range Balls Before Play
Cart Identification Tags
Flag Events
Rules Announcement
Registration Set-up
Beverage Cart

Check out the course details and more photos at www.golffoxridge.com. This golf package is to be redeemed during the 2008 golf season at a date to be mutually agreed upon by the purchaser and the Fox Ridge Golf Course Management.

Total retail value: $2500



#10 Traeger Wood-pellet-fired Smoker/Barbecue Grill Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC

Donated by: Dr. John and Carol Waddell

This is a great "little" grill that ignites and runs on 110v. Taste the difference! Food cooked on a Traeger pellet grill tastes better than food cooked on gas or charcoal grills. With the variety of flavors of wood pellets available, your food will have remarkable flavor! Also, you have the added feature of the best smoker you can own. This Traeger is actually four appliances in one: it smokes, barbecues, grills, and bakes! The grill will be shipped to the buyer following the auction.

Retail value: $1000


#11 "Farmstead" Quilt

Donated by: Dr. Mark and Carla Brinkman

This 56" x 81" cotton quilt features a wool appliqué farmstead scene with a tree, red barn, silo, windmill, and pig. "AASV 2008" is embroidered under the windmill. The dominant quilt colors are dark blue, brown, and green. This one-of-a-kind quilt was designed and handmade especially for the AASV auction by Carla Brinkman, wife of AASV member Dr. Mark Brinkman. Carla is a talented and dedicated quilter; the last auction quilt she designed sold for $5250.



#12 Minnesota Fishing for Four Photo of Johnson cabin in Minnesota

Donated by: Rod & Jean Johnson

This all-inclusive fishing trip to the Alexandria area of Minnesota includes three nights and two full days of fishing with one professional guide per two people; all bait and tackle provided. Boats are first-class, tournament-style Rangers, very well-equipped with electronics and "creature comforts." You will be guests of Rod and Jean Johnson, have their log home to enjoy, and Jean as your private chef. The last such trip was purchased by Dr. RC Ebert, who along with his three sons-in-law, went home with their limits of Minnesota Walleye! For more information contact Rod Johnson: rodney.johnson@avmaplit.com.

Retail value: $3000


#13 Pig in a Blanket Intarsia Wall Hanging

Donated by: Dr. Sandy Amass

Now isn't this cute!! Handcrafted out of cedar by one of AASV's own - Dr. Sandy Amass - this intarsia "pig in a blanket" wall hanging is just what you need to complete the decor of your clinic office or your child's bedroom. Intarsia is the intricate process of cutting, shaping, and sanding individual pieces of wood that have been selected for their natural color and grain pattern. The individual pieces are then fitted together, jigsaw puzzle-style, to create the finished picture. This whimsical wallhanging represents many hours of effort - a true work of love!



#14 North Dakota Pheasant Hunt for 4 people

Donated by: Daryl Olsen, DVM

Hold onto your Remington! The winning bidders of this trip will enjoy the hospitality of host Daryl Olsen at the beautiful "Reeder Radisson" in downtown Reeder, North Dakota. Reeder (population 181) is located in the southwest corner of North Dakota. Now, as you might suspect, Reeder doesn’t really have a Radisson Hotel, but Daryl has a nice little apartment for overnight stays that doesn’t lack for comfort. Pheasant numbers are outstanding and you will spend two days hunting on 2000 acres of private land. The trip includes lodging, meals, drinks, and hunting. The winning bidders are responsible for providing their own transportation and hunting licenses.

Retail value: $3000


#15 Pig Quilt to honor memory of Dr. Bernie Curran

Donated by: Mary Ann Curran

The AASV was saddened at the loss of Dr. Bernie Curran to cancer in June of 2007. Dr. Curran had been a member of the AASV since receiving his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1974. He served as president of the AASV in 1986 and was a Leman Fellow donor to the AASV Foundation. In 1999, Bernie was honored with the AASV Meritorious Service Award, and at last year's AASV annual meeting in Orlando, he was named 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year. Bernie's wife, Mary Ann, is handcrafting and donating a very special quilt dedicated to his memory. There was only one Bernie, and this quilt is a celebration of his interests and his life.

Here's what Mary Ann says: "The design for this pig quilt is still tumbling around in my imagination. I'm planning a wall- or lap-sized quilt of colorful classic pig blocks, with a subtle tree of life incorporated into the background - a tribute to Bernie's love of plants as well as pigs, and a universal motif for the circle of life. What you see is an array of probable fabrics, after Christmas to be taking shape into something more interesting."

Valentine's Day Update: The quilt top is now pieced and ready for quilting, as you can see from the photo at right. Mary Ann is just starting to quilt and will be working the tree of life motif into the quilting pattern. The finished quilt will be on display Monday, March 10 at the AASV meeting in San Diego.


Silent Auction

Items #16 to #51 will be offered during the AASV Foundation Silent Auction

The items will be on display in the Pavilion at the Sheraton San Diego on Monday, March 10. Bids will be accepted throughout the day until the silent auction closes during the AASV Awards Reception, as announced by the auctioneer.

BID NOW! Submit your bid to the AASV Foundation by email (aasv@aasv.org) or phone (515-465-5255) prior to March 3.
It's easy! Click the link, provide the item name and number, your contact information, and your bid amount. See auction terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.



#16 2007 Australian Year of the Boar Gold Coin

Donated by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson & 4 Star Veterinary Services LLC

The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on a 12 year cycle. Each year in the cycle is associated with a different animal. The Perth Mint in Australia started issuing a series of Chinese Lunar Calendar Coins, in gold and silver, in 1996, which was the year of the rat. The Chinese year 4705 is the year of the boar, and runs from February 18, 2007 to February 6, 2008.

This one ounce pure gold coin from Australia was acquired from Silver Towne, a coin and silver business owned by Dr. Hendrickson's uncle in Winchester, Indiana. Its value is based on the current price of one ounce of gold, $860 as of this writing.

Minimum bid: $500
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: $1000



#17, #18, #19 Scates and Currie Earrings (3 pairs)

Donated by: Karen Scates, Scates and Currie

Karen Scates is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman, and has been creating wood miniatures for over twenty years, specializing in 1/12 scale miniatures of musical instruments. Her exquisite work is featured in galleries and shops throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. She also happens to be the bookkeeper for AASV member Dr. Rick Tubbs, and has graciously agreed to donate three pairs of miniature earrings to the auction! The photo shows a sample collection of earrings; you can see more of Karen's work at www.scatesandcurrie.com. You'll have the opportunity to bid on #17) a pair of Celtic cross earrings, #18) a pair of Dulcimer earrings, and #19) a pair of Guitar earrings.

Retail value: $20 per pair

Minimum bid (per pair): $15
Bidding increment: $5
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#20 Handcrafted "Four Winds" Pipe

Donated by: Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, PLLC

You will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a truly wonderful piece of art made of stone! Catlinite (pipestone) is found only in the area that is nestled in the prairie of southwest Minnesota. Native Americans have journeyed for hundreds of years to quarry rock used to make objects for ceremonies. Under the terms of the 1937 law allowing a small number of Native Americans to quarry, local craftspeople carry on the rich tradition of the plains people.

Today, this tradition of pipe carving is carried on by Randy Stevens, the craftsman who created this "Four Winds" pipe. The hand-carved pipe features four circles representing the four winds: North, South, East, and West, enhanced by a silver overlay. The 30-inch stem is handcrafted from the sumac bush also found near the quarries of Pipestone. Read more about this fascinating tradition in the four books included with the pipe.

The pipe would make a wonderful addition to your office, board room or the foyer of your home, enhancing the aura of peace to all who enter.

Retail value: $300

Minimum bid: $150
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#21 Pipestone Piglet Carvings

Donated by: Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, PLLC

Piglets, a dozen of them! This wonderful boxed set of a mother pig and her twelve adorable piglets (sow and one piglet pictured) will be yours to enjoy. The Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, PLLC, has commissioned a local artist to create this special work of art, and presents this to the AASV Foundation Auction. The carvings are made of Catlinite (pipestone), found only in the area that is nestled in the prairie of southwest Minnesota. This carving will be a great conversation piece for anyone and a special addition to your home or office!

Retail value: $300

Minimum bid: $150
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#22 G Loomis Travel Rod & Shimano Stradic ReelFishing Rod and Reel

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT

Let's go fishing! Here's your chance to own a beautiful G Loomis three-piece travel rod fitted with a Shimano Stradic 1000 reel. You can fit this outfit in your suitcase for air travel, or in your backpack for easy packing. This is not your cheap "take apart rod" setup. This is high quality fishing equipment that will increase both your success and enjoyment through increased sensitivity!

Retail value: $390

Minimum bid: $200
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#23, #24 Minnesota Fishing Equipment (2 stocked tackle boxes)

Donated by: Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minnesota

You'll be fully equipped to go after your favorite Minnesota game fish with either of these two tackle boxes donated by the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter! They turned the Cabela's professional fishing consultants loose on a shopping spree to stock each box with everything you need to catch muskie, walleye, northern, and bass. You can bid on #23) a large Plano Flip Sider tackle box OR #24) a medium Plano Flip Sider Satchel tackle box (or double your chances and bid on both)! Each box is stuffed with tackle from Rapala, Reef Runner, Berkley, Mister Twister, Cabela's, Strike King, and more! Now scroll down to the bottom of this page for an opportunity to put it all to use on your own private Minnesota fishing adventure!

Retail value: $450 for large tackle kit; $350 for medium kit

Minimum bid: $150 for large tackle kit, $125 for medium kit
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#25 Hot Air Balloon Ride for two

Donated by: Newsham Choice Genetics

Up, Up and Away! This year's World Pork Expo will be especially memorable for the winning bidder of this hot air balloon ride for two people. That's when a seasoned balloon pilot will take the purchaser and a guest for a once-in-a-lifetime ride above the rural Des Moines landscape. The adventure may range from relaxing to thrilling, depending largely on the wind, but in any event, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Retail value: $1500

Minimum bid: $500
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#26 Brown Nine Patch Quilt (86" x 96")

Donated by: Robert Graybill, DVM

This brown nine patch quilt features a traditional Amish pattern, and was hand-quilted by Lena Umble, a Mennonite quilter from Dr. Graybill's local area in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Retail value: $575

Minimum bid: $250
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#27 Body Warmer Sleeveless Vest (M)

Donated by: Biomin

This attractive insulated vest is just what you need to stay comfortable on those cool days of late winter and early spring. It features a dark green zippered nylon shell with a cozy 100% polyester fleece lining. You can stow your gear in its roomy interior pockets while warming your hands in the exterior pockets.

Retail value: $60

Minimum bid: $30
Bidding increment: $10
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#28 A "Weekend to Remember" Romantic Getaway

Donated by: Dr. Tom and Pam Wetzell

This popular couples' retreat weekend is hosted by Family Life. The auction package will include registration for two at a "Weekend to Remember" conference at a location and time of the buyer's choice. It also includes a hotel gift certificate worth $200. It's a weekend of romance, renewal, and understanding God's design for your marriage. Many locations and times are available throughout the year.

Retail value: $440

Minimum bid: $200
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#29 Handcrafted AASV copper plaque (2)

Donated by: Dr. Joaquín Becerril

The artisans in Dr. Becerril's part of Mexico are well known for their skill in copperwork, and Dr. Becerril has commissioned a copper plaque featuring the AASV logo just for the AASV Foundation Auction. Measuring approximately 9" x 12", this unique piece of copper workmanship will let everyone know that you're proud to be a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians! Dr. Becerril has donated TWO plaques, so you have two chances to take home a lovely memento of the meeting!

Retail value: $75

Minimum bid: $25
Bidding increment: $10
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#30 Doug Prather "Private Access" Coffee Table Book

Donated by: Fort Dodge Animal Health

This photographic portfolio of premier horse farms and ranches captivate all who peruse its pages! Its exquisite photos are printed on high quality paper. Once you pick it up, you won't want to put it down!

Retail value: $75

Minimum bid: $10
Bidding increment: $2.50
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#31 Bonnie Mohr "Dawn of a New Day" Holstein print

Donated by: Fort Dodge Animal Health

OK, so maybe swine aren't the only species you see in your practice. In that case, you'll want to take a close look at this lovely Bonnie Mohr print featuring an early morning pastoral dairy scene. Inquisitive Holsteins peer forward while others graze peacefully against the backdrop of the farm buildings in the distance. Keep in mind, our photo really doesn't do it justice, as we've left the protective cellophane wrapping intact to keep the print in pristine condition. This would make a lovely addition to your office - or perhaps an appreciation gift for one of your valued dairy clients. It is matted and framed and ready to display!

Retail value: $250

Minimum bid: $75
Bidding increment: $5
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#32 High Definition Television of Your Choice

Donated by: PIC North America

It’s time to upgrade: get ready to watch your favorite programs on your very own high definition television! If you place the winning bid, you won’t need to worry about shipping the TV home, or whether it will fit in your entertainment center, because you’ll get to shop at a store near your home to select the TV you want (up to $1200)!

Retail value: $1200

Minimum bid: $500
Bidding increment: $100
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#33 Original Framed and Matted Pencil Drawing: Nursing Pigs

Donated by: Geneviève Hamel and Luc Dufresne

This original pencil drawing of newborn piglets nursing can't help but elicit a warm, cozy feeling from everyone who views it. What a wonderful addition it would make to your office or home decor! Don't be misled by our scanned photo - the piece features a dark green frame and khaki-colored mats. It measures 17" x 19". When you're bidding, remember - this is not a print, but the artist's original work!

Retail value: $150

Minimum bid: $75
Bidding increment: $15
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#34 "Kids and Pigs " print by Marvin Espe Pigs and Kids framed print

Donated by: Rod & Jean Johnson

This print is of two small children enjoying the company of three young pigs. The print comes matted and framed with a light blue background and medium oak frame. Many of you have seen this print sold at various pork events for as much as $2000. Here is your chance to have this lovely print that depicts "the softer side of the pork industry," perfect for home or office.

Retail value: $250

Minimum bid: $100
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#35 Wildlife Photographic Print by Joe Barban

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Services Ltd.

These downsized images only just begin to convey the drama and majesty of the incredible photographs taken by Joe Barban. You'll be bidding to receive your choice of one of the five following images:

1) Fishing bear at falls
2) Sunday sunrise at Firehole River
3) Barn owl
4) Eagle and Flatirons
5) Sow (bear) and standing cubs

Just to be clear, we're only auctioning off one print - the winning bidder will decide which one of these five images they wish to receive. The 13" x 19" image will be signed and numbered, and framed with non-glare glass. Which one is your favorite?

Retail value: $550

Minimum bid: $100
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#36, #37 Framed and Matted Fine Art Pig Photos by Tina Smith

Donated by: tinasmithgraphics

Tina has printed two of her wonderful pig photos in black and white and had them professionally framed and matted especially for the AASV Foundation Auction. Either one will catch the eye of visitors to your home or office! Tina is the graphic designer who formats our AASV proceedings and Journal of Swine Health and Production, and has taken many of the photos appearing on the covers of those publications.

Retail value: $75 each

Minimum bid (per photo): $50
Bidding increment: $10
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#38 LG 42" LCD High Definition Television

Donated by: Elanco Animal Health

Surprise your family with this 42" flat panel LCD television! Its super wide viewing angle of 178 degrees allows for consistent contrast and color even when viewing at the most extreme angles. LG's XD engine® improves analog signals to near-HD level quality, and Super IPS technology reduces common distortion and blurring caused by fast motion video. To put it simply, you're going to feel like you're at the movies as you enjoy the high quality images produced by this TV! Check out the details on the manufacturer's website here.

Elanco will ship the TV directly to the winning bidder after the auction.

Retail value: $1500

Minimum bid: $500
Bidding increment: $100
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#39 One year subscription to Dean & DeLuca's Artisan Exclusives Wine Club

Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health

Need to wind down a bit after a long day in the field or at the office? Do it in style with this one-year subscription to Dean & DeLuca's Artisan Exclusives Wine Club. The Artisan Exclusives Club offers hard-to-find wines from the best boutique wineries in California. If you're the winning bidder of this wine club subscription, you will receive 3 selections per month for 12 months, delivered directly to your mailing address. As a wine club member, you'll also be eligible for exclusive case discounts. This subscription is valued at $1200, and is provided for the AASV Foundation Auction by Pfizer Animal Health.

Retail value: $1200

Minimum bid: $300
Bidding increment: $100
Current bid: $300


#40 Stump 1-Man Hunting Stand

Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic

HUNT IN COMFORT with the Industry leader in Hunting Stands: The Stump 1-Man Stand.

The Stump 1-Man is a shooter stand with 360 degrees of view. The windows swing for quiet easy opening. It is made of UV stabilized carbon polyethylene. The poly will withstand harsh temperatures and help keep your human scent contained inside.

If you're the winning bidder of this item, Fairmont Vet Clinic will ship the stand to you free of charge!

Retail value: $860

Minimum bid: $200
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#41, #42 Colorado Clothing 3 in 1 Parkas (1 L, 1 XL)

Donated by: MVP Laboratories

The AASV meeting may be in San Diego, but when it's over, we know many of you will be returning to colder climes. You'll be all set to brave the elements with one of these 3-in-1 parkas made by Colorado Clothing. The rain-proof outer shell is 100% nylon, lined with taffeta. The cozy, removable inner jacket is made of 100% polyester fleece. The parka's roomy, zippered pockets, sealable bottom, adjustable velcro cuffs, and a double-welted main zipper willl keep the wind from penetrating. When the weather warms, just zip out the inner jacket for just the right amount of protection.

Retail value: $85 each parka

Minimum bid: $25
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#43 Chainsaw Carved Wooden Pig

Donated by: Genetiporc

Here's an opportunity to take home a chainsaw carved wooden pig for your home or office, thanks to the generosity of the folks at Genetiporc. Each carving is handcrafted and unique - the shape, design, and color depend upon the characteristics of the wood selected by the craftsman. We'll be auctioning a carving valued at $500.

Minimum bid: $200
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#44, 45 Signature Coronado Beach Session & Fine Art Portrait (2)

Donated by: Stan Lawrence Portrait Art Photography

If you're going to be in the San Diego area for a while (or know someone who is), check out this opportunity for a unique portrait session at the beach. Each gift certificate is good for 90 days after the meeting and includes the photography session and a fine art portrait for a family or couple. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday, one hour before sunset to capture your family in the best light!

Retail value: $500 each

Minimum bid (per certificate): $100
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: be the first to bid!



#46 Bose Wave® Radio II

Donated by: Ralco Nutrition, Inc.

Anyone who has ever listened to their favorite music on a Bose Wave ® Radio recognizes the unmatched performance of this technological marvel. The Bose Wave Radio II is even better than the original! This sleek, compact radio fits on the bookshelf but fills the room with unbelievably rich, accurately reproduced sound. Control is convenient with the credit card-sized remote, included. An auxiliary jack lets you use your Wave® radio II for lifelike sound with your iPod or MP3 player, computer, TV or DVD player. Or plug your headphones (see below, offered separately) into the convenient headphone jack for private listening.

Retail value: $350

Minimum bid: $150
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: $150



#47 Bose QuietComfort® 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana (Drs. Matt Ackerman, Larry Rueff, & Dennis Villani)

Alright, so the family is starting to complain that your choice in listening material is "old school." Have we got the fix for you! Thanks to AASV members Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani and Matt Ackerman and the staff at Swine Vet Services, you'll have the opportunity to bid on a set of Bose QuietComfort ® 2 Noise Cancelling Headphones to go with your Bose Wave ® Radio II (above, auctioned separately). Not only will these headphones maximize your listening pleasure, they also drown out all that background nagging from the kids demanding the occasional hip hop or Justin Timberlake! So for you music lovers out there who listen to both kinds of music (country and western), this is your chance to get your hands on an unbeatable combination!

Retail value: $300

Minimum bid: $100
Bidding increment: $25
Current bid: $150



#48 One year subscription to GlobalVetLink eHealth Certificate Services

Donated by: Dr. Conrad Schmidt and Kevin Maher

If you aren't already using GlobalVetLink services, this would be a perfect time to begin, as we are offering a certificate for a one-year subscription with a total value of up to $500 for the subscription period! GlobalVetLink™ services include online electronic certificates of veterinary inspection and Veterinary Feed Directives (eVFDs). Certificates are accepted in all 50 states. With GVL's system, regulatory compliance at your practice will become more accurate and efficient (click here to learn how). Certificates are automatically submitted to state officials, and you may view regulations for all 50 states. The current fee structure for GlobalVetLink is available here, so you can see how far your $500 certificate will go!

Retail value: $500

Minimum bid: $125
Bidding increment: $50
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#49 Pigs Ceramic Relief Mural

Donated by: The HANOR Company

Artist Bruce Howdle has designed ceramic relief murals for the past 20 years, and they enliven the walls of locations from Omaha's Epply Airfield to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge. To get a feel for the scope of this artist's work visit his website at www.brucehowdle.com. This particular relief is of three pigs (Hamp, Duroc, York), and is approximately 3' x 2', weighing 60-70 pounds, with a retail value of $1400. Free delivery will be provided within 100 miles of the artist's studio in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Otherwise, the successful bidder can arrange and pay for shipping. Bruce Howdle has arranged for shipping his artwork all over the US, so bid with confidence!

Retail value: $1400

Minimum bid: $400
Bidding increment: $100
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#50 Clifty Farm Whole Country Ham

Donated by: Tosh Farms

If you need a reminder of why you love being in the swine business, this has gotta be it: a delicious cured ham from Clifty Farm. This succulent, 18-20# unsliced whole ham has been cured the old fashioned Tennessee Way to provide a delicate flavor you won't find in your usual grocery store ham. Clifty Farm will ship the ham directly to the winning bidder - complete with instructions for cutting, cooking, and storing.

Retail value: $70

Minimum bid: $25
Bidding increment: $10
Current bid: be the first to bid!


#51 Cast Iron Pig on a Unicycle

Donated by: Dr. Rod Johnson

This cast iron pig is into exercise in a "pig" way! He's approximately 8" tall - perfect for your child's room, or on display at home or office. We have lots of big-ticket items in the auction, but this cute little pig is something everyone can bid on! Support the AASV Foundation with your bid and take home something to show for it!

Retail value: $30

Minimum bid: $10
Bidding increment: $5
Current bid: $10


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