AASV Foundation 2011 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 7, 2011
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

WOW! The AASV Foundation 2011 Fundraising Auction raised a total of $65,529!

Thank You to ALL who participated in the auction by contributing, bidding, and purchasing items!
The final auction results are listed below.

Cash Contributions

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

Drs. Bill and Dawn Starke: $100 donation

Hermitage NGT : $300 donation

IDEXX Laboratories: $500 donation

William Blair & Company: $1000 donation


New! We're Raffling Warren Wilson's Piggy Bank!

AASV Foundation Chairman Dr. Warren Wilson has been collecting spare change in this unique piggy bank since he graduated from veterinary school back in 19..... well, let's just say it was a few years ago! The bank measures about 9" long and 4" tall, and weighs twelve pounds. It is chock-full of coins, some of which could be rather valuable, given their age.

Warren has generously donated the pig to the AASV Foundation for this new FUNdraising activity. Here's the deal: buy a raffle ticket and guess the total amount of money contained within the pig. The person whose guess comes closest to the actual amount wins the piggy bank AND its contents! In the event of a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. ALL of the proceeds benefit the AASV Foundation!

Tickets: $5.00 per guess; $20.00 for five guesses.

And the winner is Joe Connor, who guessed the exact total of $25.00!! The raffle generated $650 for the AASV Foundation.



Items up for Bid:



The AASV Foundation is pleased to offer Items #1 - 13 for bid during the LIVE AUCTION

Monday, March 7
Highland Center - Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Bidding starts at the conclusion of the AASV Awards Reception (approximately 8:00 PM)

If you're not able to attend the AASV Annual Meeting, you can still bid! Submit your bid to AASV by phone (515-465-5255) or email (aasv@aasv.org) prior to March 2. Provide your contact information, the item name and number, and your bid amount. See auction terms at the bottom of this page.


1. Tickets for 4 Box Seats at Lambeau Field for the 2011 Minnesota Vikings/Green Bay Packers Game

Donated by: "The Packer Connection": Drs. Paul Mleziva, Art Mueller, Butch Baker, and Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Newport Laboratories - $5900

The date of the game hasn't been set, but you won't want to miss this classic match-up! This deluxe package includes four tickets for box seats in Lambeau Field, VIP parking pass, and admission to a premium BBQ tailgating party!

Retail value: $1000+


2. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for Four in North Dakota - October 2011

Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.
Purchased by: Dr. Patrick Drone - $3100

This is the hunt of a lifetime for most! The hunt will take place in Bottineau County, North Dakota, where the Central Flyway's migration begins. This package includes lodging, a daily guide, and all gear required to ensure a safe and successful hunt, including decoys and layout blinds. You can expect to shoot your limits of mallards, pintails, and a variety of goose speciees daily from agricultural fields. Additionally, the area provides some fantastic upland hunting for pheasant, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge. The pothole-ridden region you will be hunting is the remnant of glacial movements which formed the waterfowl-rich Souris River Basin within the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge.

Retail value: $4200









3. Three-day Houseboat Fishing Trip for up to 6 People to Lac Seul, Ontario

Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Kent Schwartz - $4100

Dr. Darrell Neuberger and his highly qualified guides will accompany you on a fishing trip on one of the premier walleye lakes in the world! Stay on a 68-foot houseboat beached on a remote area away from everything except nature. Enjoy the finest fishing, dining on some of the best fish (and pork chops) you've ever tasted, and just relaxing in the remote Canadian wilderness.

Leave August 4, 2011, fish three days, and return on August 9. The trip includes all expenses from Clear Lake, Iowa to Lac Seul and back.

Retail value: $8500



4. Two-day Guided Pheasant Hunt for Five in NW Iowa

Donated by: CHR Hansen
Purchased by: Todd Rasmussen - $1250

Come to Iowa, where we harvest one million pheasants annually. The hunt will take place on private land near Emmetsburg in northwest Iowa. Enjoy two nights lodging and two days of hunting! (November 2nd & 3rd - or other date options can be arranged).

Retail value: $2000


5. Polaris Sportsman® 500 H.O. Touring ATV

Donated by: PIC
Purchased by: Nancy Olsen - $7000

This powerful & comfortable touring model is the ideal 2-person ATV for ATV trail riding!

  • Powered by a proven, rugged, and reliable 498cc liquid-cooled High Output (H.O.) 4-stroke engine
  • Rolled Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
  • Large 7.3 Gallon (27.6 ltr.) Easy-Access Cargo Storage
  • Rear rack capacity 180 pounds
  • Towing capacity 1225 pounds.
  • Comfortable seating for two. Ultra-soft seats and large passenger backrest, plus multi-position handholds, dual cupholders, and full floorboards
  • On-demand true All Wheel Drive engages all four tires when the rear wheel slips and you need more forward traction. Reverts back to 2WD when you don't.

Retail value: $7400



6. Swarovski Binocular: 10 x 42 HD Ultralite

Donated by: DeWaay Capital Management
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $1250

NEW! Swarovski upgraded every feature of its rugged new binocular to provide you with performance perfection. Your enjoyment is further enhanced with the large field of view due to the wide-angle eyepiece and a terrific 6-foot close focus. Continuing its reputation for toughness, the SLC HD comes in a strong magnesium housing. Swarovski provides a limited lifetime warranty for its binoculars.

The high-definition (HD) glass provides enhanced resolution, color, and contrast. Its fully multi-coated lenses increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. The magnesium body is sturdy and resistant to corrosion, while the rubber armoring provides a secure, non-slip grip. Multi-position eyecups twist up and down for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. The center focus wheel adjusts both binocular barrels at the same time, while the locking right eye diopter adjusts for differences in the user's eyes.

Retail value: $2200


7. Five-Day Guided Tour of Mexico's Historic Independence Towns for Two People

Donated by: Dr. Alberto Stephano
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff - $3100

Here's your chance to experience the beauty and history of Mexico with your own private tour guide! Dr. Alberto Stephano will host and guide you and another guest on a visit to his home city of Leon and the nearby historic towns of Guanajuato and San Miguel Allende. All you need to do is arrange the dates with Dr. Stephano, and make your own flight reservations to get there and back. Here's a sample itinerary of what you'll see and do:

Day One: Arrive in Leon/Baijo airport. Leon is the Mexican shoe capital and one of the most important in the world. If you arrive early enough, you can visit downtown Leon and shop in the stores for shoes, boots, and leather garments. You'll enjoy a large room with a private bath in the Stephano family home, looking to the mountains and the nearby reservoir, and you'll join the Stephano family for meals in their home on this day.

Day Two: You'll take a day trip to Guanajuato, a beautiful mining town with narrow streets and stone houses with balconies, built during the colonial era. Enjoy a walking tour through the streets and many plazas. Visit the university with its green stone, the market design in iron by Eiffel pupils, some Barroco churchs (La Valenciana with a golden altar), the mummy museum, the Quixote museum, the Alondiga, and many other attractions! If you come in October, you'll stay for the Cervantino festival to attend an international show (concert, ballet, theater, or whatever the program will be). Lunch in Guanajuato, dinner back in Leon.

Day Three: Travel to San Miguel Allende, a unique Mexican town with its own flavor. The many towers of its impressive Gothic-style church reach for the sky. The city has been adopted by European and American artists who enjoy the Mexican life in a beautiful environment. San Miguel is a place to relax! Enjoy a walking tour of the city's beautiful homes with "patios," churches, plazas, and other attractions. There are many museums, shops, galleries, restaurants, and other places to visit. You'll stay overnight in one of the small luxury hotels in town.

Day Four: Decisions, decisions! On the way back to Leon, you can visit Dolores Hidalgo, the place where the Mexican independence started, or you can go by another route and visit the Cerro del Cubilete with its impressive monument to Christ, as well as a manificent view, since it is located right in the center of Mexico. You can also visit the "Museo Bicentenario," a great place to learn about the Mexican revolution, and other museums. Lunch will be en route, dinner back in Leon.

Day Five: You'll be leaving to return home today. But if there's time before your flight departs, you can visit some of the many museums in Leon!

General Information: The weather is great, usually mild 20-28C (68-82F), sometimes a bit hot and dry - 33C (91F). Rains from June to September, usually at night or in the afternoon. Leon is usually dry and sunny. You'll want to bring comfortable clothes, a jacket or sweater, sun protection and a hat. In Mexico, lunch is heavy; dinner is light. Let us know your preference. In our home, the food is not too "hot," but if you like, we can prepare it! If desired, we can organize a mountain bike trip or a nice walk close to our home.

Retail value: $1000+


8. Three-day Mature Cow Elk Hunt in Southwest Iowa

Donated by: Roy and Jan Schultz Revocable Trust
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Gillespie - $3100

This 3-day cow elk hunt takes place in the rolling hills of southwest Iowa, on a farm that once belonged to Dr. Steve Sornsen's grandfather - Steve can attest to the remoteness of this location! The winning bidder will be provided with lodging in a rustic log cabin, meals (the chef's specialty is ribeyes!), licenses, and guide service by an experienced guide. The hunter can bring their wife, husband, or companion along for the hunt. If you're flying in, transportation from Omaha airport will be provided. If it takes more than 3 days, we can accommodate that as well! Quartered meat will be delivered to the local locker plant, or the hunter can take it home. Elk meat is currently selling for over $2.00 per pound!

In addition to the hunt, a tour of two museums will be included, featuring all 27 species of big-game animals found on the North American continent! The dates for the hunt can be negotiated, but late October or November would be the ideal time.

Retail value: $2250



9. Minnesota Fishing Experience for Four, Hosted by Rod & Jean Johnson

Donated by: Dr. Rod & Jean Johnson
Purchased by: Bayer Animal Health - $5250

Enjoy a fishing experience for four in the beautiful lake area of Alexandria MN.  Winners select the dates and work them out with their hosts, the Johnson’s.

Included in the package:

  • Two days of professionally guided fishing
  • You will stay 3 nights at the Johnson’s log home on Lobster Lake.
  • Each party of two will fish with a professional guide.  The guides supply well-equipped boats, bait, and fishing gear (or you can bring your own if you wish.
  • Walleye dinner first evening; breakfasts provided and lunches/beverages packed for the time on the lake.
  • Lobster Lake is five miles off I -94, in central Minnesota. June is a good time to plan to fish.
  • Put together a group of four - can be family, friends, grandparents, uncles, etc - and enjoy the fishing for the benefit of the AASV Foundation!

Retail value: $3500


10. New York City Getaway for Two

Donated by: The Pork Team of Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Ruen - $4250

You and a guest will enjoy two fun-filled days in the Big Apple! This package includes round-trip airfare with hotel accommodations at a five-star hotel. While in the City, you and your guest can enjoy either a Broadway show, or root for one of New York City's major league baseball teams! Cap off your stay with dinner for two at one of New York's top-rated restaurants!

Retail value: $2500


11. Benelli Vinci ComforTech® Plus 12 gauge, 3" Shotgun

Donated by: Bayer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Neil DeBuse - $2800

The new Benelli Vinci marks a revolution in hunting shotguns. Benelli presents the fastest-shooting, softest-kicking, most reliable lightweight 12-gauge shotgun in the world. Advanced ergonomics assure fluid gun movement. Combine that with the ComforTech® Plus recoil reduction system, and Benelli puts in your hands the world’s softest-kicking shotgun. And, its modular design makes Vinci the easiest shotgun on the planet to assemble and disassemble.

We're offering the Benelli Vinci black synthetic model 10505 with 26" barrel. Don't worry about getting it home; we're also including an airline-approved, wheeled travel case.

Retail value: $1450



12. 2011 Brickyard 400 Package for Four - July 31, 2011

Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Purchased by: Carol Waddell - $4600

Wow! This package includes 4 GRANDSTAND tickets on the main straightaway PLUS 4 hospitality passes for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Speedway on Sunday, July 31, 2011! The hospitality passes include upscale food and beverages, pre-race pit tour, and official lanyards. You'll also receive hotel accommodations for your group: 2 rooms for 2 nights (check in Saturday, check out Monday).

First held in 1994, the Brickyard 400 has become NASCAR's most-attended event, drawing an estimated crowd of 250,000 fans each year. The race's name refers to the historic nickname of the Indianapolis Speedway, which became known as the "Brickyard" after being paved in brick back in 1909. A one-yard strip of brick remains exposed at the start/finish line.

Retail value: $4300


13. "Homeward Bound", a Handmade Quilt by Heidi Kaisand

Donated by: Heidi Kaisand
Purchased by: Dr. Mark Engle, PIC - $3100

Heidi donated the "Pigs in a Blanket" quilt that sold for $2700 at last year's AASVF Auction, and she has created another quilt for this year's auction!

Heidi is the wife of AASV member Dr. Jeff Kaisand, who works for Iowa Select Farms. Heidi is a talented quilter, operates Hens and Chicks Quilt Studio, and is sales manager for American Professional Quilting Systems - in addition to mothering a son and twin daughters! You'll gain a real appreciation for the time and thought she puts into each of her quilts when you read her blog entry about her plans for this quilt - who knew that making a pig quilt involved chickens and eggs?

As you can see in the photos, "Homeward Bound" features blue hues, a traditional Weathervane quilt block, and - what else? - pigs! It was quilted by Emily Keller using an APQS long arm quilting machine (notice the intricate stippling!), and measures 104" square.



Items #14 through #76 will be offered for bid during the SILENT AUCTION.

Monday, March 7
Highland Center - Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Silent auction items will be on display and bids will be accepted beginning at noon on Monday, March 7. The silent auction bidding will close during the AASV Awards Reception, as announced by the auctioneer. If you're not attending the annual meeting, you can still bid by contacting AASV prior to March 2. Call (515-465-5255) or email (aasv@aasv.org) to provide your contact information, item name and number, and bid amount. See auction terms at the bottom of this page.


14. Collectible Pig from Dr. Alex Hogg's Personal Collection

Donated by: Mary Lou Hogg
Purchased by: Paula Fedorka-Cray - $275

AASV Foundation Heritage Award Recipient, the late Dr. Alex Hogg, traveled extensively during his lifetime, visiting 50 states, 60 countries, and all seven continents. On his frequent travels to other lands, Alex often brought home pig figures for his personal collection. Once again, Mary Lou has donated a pig from his collection to the AASV Foundation. This wild sow with her piglets is hand-carved of wood, and measures about 4" tall, 5" long, and 2" wide. Mary Lou recalls that it was given to Alex when he was collaborating with Russian and Polish veterinarians on pseudorabies.


15. Apple iPad

Donated by: The HANOR Company
Purchased by: Dr. Ross Kiehne - $525

What can you do with an iPad? What CAN'T you do with an iPad! With built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi, the world is at your fingertips. Surf the web, read and respond to email, store and manage your photos, music, e-books, videos, and more! All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen and advanced capabilities of iPad. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these apps that you can’t do on any other device. And there are thousands of additional apps available to extend your iPad's capabilities even further! Learn more about the iPad on the Apple web site.

Retail value: $499


16. Amazon Kindle 3G + WiFi Electronic Book Reader and Accessories

Donated by: Rensselaer Swine Services (Dr. Tom and Denise Gillespie & Dr. Megan Nemechek)
Purchased by: Denise Gillespie - $300

Download books in 60 seconds anytime, anywhere using this Kindle with free 3G wireless and WiFi! Then take your books (up to 3500 of them) with you wherever you go - the slim (pencil width) design and light weight (8.7 oz) make the Kindle easy to carry. The high-contrast, E Ink screen provides better contrast and no glare so you can read even in bright sunlight. The battery holds its charge for up to a month with wireless off (10 days with wireless on), so there is no need to stay close to a power supply.

To make this sweet deal even sweeter, the Gillespies have included a leather cover to protect your Kindle while enabling full access to its navigation features and power switch. And that's not all - $75 worth of gift cards will enable you to start loading your Kindle with your favorite books, magazines, and newspapers so you can get reading!

Retail value: $315


17. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S2100 Digital Camera

Donated by: TechMix
Purchased by: Dr. Max Rodibaugh - $150


This compact digital camera makes taking photos "wonderfully simple and simply wonderful." Get great shots from greater distances with its 12.1 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom. The 3" (diag) LCD sceen makes it easy to take and view photos. Additional features include SmileShutter™ and FaceDetection technologies, and SteadyShot™ image stabilization. It's easy to keep this camera powered with two AA batteries (included), and its versatile media slot accepts both Memory Stick™ Duo and SD/SDHC media.

Retail value: $100


18. LED Flashlight

Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Susanne Hinkley - $57

You can use this handy LED light as a flashlight, a trouble light, or a hazard-flashing light. Click once and it functions as a flashlight. The second click makes the sidelight turn on with a steady white light for use as a trouble light. One more click, and the sidelight changes to a flashing red hazard light. Its magnetic end will secure it to a metal surface, freeing your hands!

Retail value: $28



19. Simmons Vertical Rangefinder (4x)

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Gillespie - $220

An in-view LCD display provides the exact distance to your target from 10 to 600 yards with the push of a single button. With powerful 4X magnification and bright, amazingly sharp optics, it lets you accurately judge distance. Can be used for distance to the pin in golf, too!

Retail value: $175


20. One 500-ct Box of Absolute AMG Series Sow Catheters

Donated by: Absolute Swine Insemination Co
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $200

Here's something you can use in your practice or pass along to a favored client: A box of 500 Absolute AMG Series Sow Catheters with patented membrane and new twist-off cap.

Retail value: $425


21. This Little Piggy: Jack

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $75

With pointed ears and corkscrew tail,
This little guy is up for sale.

Only half-a-foot high and a bit more long,
He's easy to house; you can't go wrong!

His name is short: it's simply "Jack."
He always smiles and he won't talk back.

Place your bid; don't be shy -
It's the highest bidder who gets to buy!

Retail value: $25


22. This Little Piggy: Keith

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Angie Supple - $210

This little pig is made of wood and painted pink;
He's really quite cute; at least so we think!

You won't find another that looks just the same;
He is unique and special: "Keith" is his name!

He's nine inches long and seven tall;
Just the right size for one and all!

Don't miss your chance; in the end
The highest bid will win this friend!

Retail value: $25


23. An Up-Close Renewable Energy Tour for Four People

Donated by: Dr. Harold Tilstra
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $300

Experience three facets of the renewable energy industry in 24 hours with your host and tour guide, Harold Tilstra, DVM. Harold has been involved in "renewables" since the mid-1990's and will guide up to four people on a unique, up-close and personal tour of a soybean-processing facility, an ethanol plant, and a wind farm.

The tour will be scheduled to take place between June 1 and August 15, 2011. Meals and one night's lodging will be provided. Participants will need to arrange their own transportation to Luverne, Minnesota (airport is 30 miles west at Sioux Falls, SD). Depending on arrival time, the itinerary may vary, but here's a suggested schedule and a preview of the sites to be visited:

Arrive for noon lunch
Visit Minnesota Soybean Processors (Brewster, MN), where soybeans are processed into soybean meal and soy oil which is processed into biodiesel
Visit POET Ethanol plant (Ashton, IA), where corn is processed into ethanol and distillers grain products
Overnight lodging
Visit MinWind Energy wind farm and substation, a locally-owned, commercially-sized wind farm that features a battery storage system at its substation.
Lunch and departure

Retail value: $1250


24. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Mountain Monarch

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Lisa Tokach - $150

"If it moves I will capture the speed, if it is still I will capture the stance," says nature photographer Joe Barban. Joe describes in his own words how he managed to capture the stance of this Bighorn ram:

"It was an early April morning when I came upon a group of eight Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep rams in Rocky Mountain National Park. The youngsters were sparring with each other, butting heads, while the Mountain Monarch watched their antics with a masterful air of certainty, while a light sleet ensued. He stayed focused on the ruckus below him, then turned and looked straight at my lens, when I captured this moment in time."

This lovely framed image measures 14" x 17".

Retail value: $175


25. Bose Music-to-Go Package

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman)
Purchased by: Matt Harris - $390

Drop your iPod into this portable speaker system and you'll have 10 hours of the best sound anywhere you go! The Music-to-Go package includes one SoundDock® portable digital music system, one extra SoundDock portable battery, and a SoundDock portable travel case.

Retail value: $450


26. Bose QuietComfort® Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Donated by: Swine Veterinary Services, Greensburg, Indiana (Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman)
Purchased by: Dr. Tyler Holck - $400

Use these Bose QuietComfort® 15 around-the-ear headphones on the airplane or in the yard. They're designed especially for noise reduction, so all outside sound is blocked, and you hear your music like you never have! The headphones connect easily to personal audio devices, and fold flat for easy storage in the slim carrying case provided.

Retail value: $300


27 & 28. Set of Five Handmade Notecards (x2)

Donated by: Karen Richardson
27. Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $15
28. Purchased by: Jean Johnson - $12

These cards were designed especially for the AASV Foundation by JSHAP Publications Manager Karen Richardson! Some have "pig" designs and others feature pressed flowers. We will offer two sets of cards, containing five cards per set. Each set includes 2 dried-flower cards, one piggy kite card, one piggy balloon card, and a hidden message card.

Retail value: $10 per set


29. Journal Embellished with Pig Decor

Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller - $18

This 200-page journal is designed and decorated especially for pig-lovers by Karen Richardson, the publications manager of the Journal of Swine Health and Production! It features a decoupaged cover and pig stamps and decor thoughout its lined notebook pages.

Retail value: $15


30. Wooden Pig Carving

Donated by: Swine Vet Center; St. Peter, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $750

This is a one-of-a-kind wooden carving made by a craftsman from Slim's Woodshed in Harmony, Minnesota - home of the largest wood museum in the USA.

Slim Maroushek himself delivered the pig carving to the AASV office. Wow! The carving is 40" tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. It would be perfect to greet visitors in the lobby of your office or clinic!

Retail value: $375


31. Framed Print by Ann Hanson: "Inhognito"

Donated by: Drs. Bill and Dawn Starke
Purchased by: Dr. Kerry Keffaber - $350

Can you find all of the camouflaged pigs in "Inhognito"? Who knew pigs looked so much like rocks, trees, and snow? This limited edition print measures 26" x 26" and has been signed and numbered by the artist. Number 514 of 750 printed.

Retail value: $200


32 - 38. M.A. Hadley Pottery

Donated by: Butch & Emma Baker, Kerry & Betsy Keffaber, and Hadley Pottery

Louisville, Kentucky's Hadley Pottery has been producing iconic pottery for nearly 70 years. Inspired by the designs of renowned artist, Mary Alice Hadley, the pottery is an American classic, cherished by everyday users, enthusiasts, and collectors in the United States and around the world. AASV past presidents Butch Baker and Kerry Keffaber and their wives have selected and donated a number of items bearing the popular Pig pattern that is a part of the original Hadley "Country" collection.

Hadley Stoneware is extremely durable. Made from clay native to Kentucky and Indiana, the ware is hand-painted, glazed, and then kiln-fired to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.

32. Bean Pot
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Groth - $100

Measures 7" tall and 9" in diameter. Retail value: $57.50







33. Set of Four Breakfast Plates and Bowls
Purchased by: Dr. Dennis Villani - $120

Entertain in style with this lovely set of four matching plates and bowls! Each plate measures 9" in diameter, while the bowls are 5 1/2" wide and 2" deep. Retail value: $140


34. Large Storage Jar
PUrhcased by: Dr. Paula Fedorka-Cray - $65

Perfect for storing cookies and other homemade goodies! You'll know when it's empty - "The End" is written in blue glaze on the bottom inside the jar! This large jar with lid measures 8" tall and 7" in diameter. Retail value: $83


35. Medium Storage Jar
Purchased by: Dr. Dennis Villani - $60

Perfect for storing cookies and other homemade goodies! You'll know when it's empty - "The End" is written in blue glaze on the bottom inside the jar! This medium jar with lid measures 7 " tall and 6 1/2 " in diameter. Retail value: $60









36. Utensil Jar
Purchased by: Andrea Baker - $70

Keep your kitchen utensils close at hand in this attractive stoneware jar. It is 5 1/2" tall and a roomy 5" wide. Retail value: $35


37. 2-Quart Pitcher
Purchased by: Susanne Hinkley - $60

Serve cold beverages in style with your Hadley stoneware 2-quart pitcher! Measures 7" tall and 5 1/2" in diameter. Retail value: $57.50


38. Cream & Sugar Set
Purchased by: Dr. Dennis Villani - $45

You will definitely want to add this pair to your collection! Each piece measures about 3 1/2" in diameter - the creamer is 3 1/2" tall and sugar bowl including its lid is 4 1/2" tall. Retail value: $40


39. Iowa State University - College of Veterinary Medicine Memorabilia & Game Day Package

Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Yeske - $550

OK, all of you ISU alums, take note! This package features a collection of ISU-CVM memorabilia, including a a 17" x 41" custom-framed print of Christian Petersen's "Veterinary Medicine Mural," a Gentle Doctor statue, and an ISU-CVM blanket. In addition, you'll receive 2 rooms for an overnight stay at the Gateway Center Hotel in Ames, along with four tickets to a home Cyclone football or basketball game of your choice!

Retail value: $1000



40. Framed Print of Lightning at Jack Trice Stadium by Locke Karriker

Donated by: Swine Medicine Section, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Purchased by: Dr. Ron White - $380
Additional prints purchased by: Drs. Tom Burkgren, Dale Mechler, and Steve Sornsen - $400 each

On July 14, 2010, a line of thunderstorms moved through Ames, Iowa, and surrounded Jack Trice Stadium at Iowa State with fireworks. This item is a matted, framed, ready to hang 13 x 19" print that captures 42 seconds of the event. The time-lapse photo captures nearly a dozen lightning strikes over the south end of the stadium as viewed from the direction of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The photo was taken and printed by Dr. Locke Karriker.

Retail value: $175


41. Sportsmen on Film DVD: The Hunt for Marco Polo Sheep

Donated by: Roy and Jan Schultz Revocable Trust
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $100

OK, so maybe you don't have the time, money, or equipment to go on a big game hunt yourself, but here's the next best thing: join Doc Roy Schultz (swine consultant from Avoca, Iowa) and Harold Meyers (of National Farms and Premium Standard Farms of Texas) on the hunt of a lifetime for the famed Marco Polo ram! You'll follow them into the Russian Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, near the borders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China, as they climb to 16,000 feet with natives whose clans still live as they did in the 12th century. Whether you are a hunter, adventurer or have relatives in the Afghanistan struggle, you will enjoy this professionally-filmed DVD by Ken Wilson.

Retail value: $25


42. Humminbird Model 798 HD SI Combo Fishfinder

Donated by: Your friends at AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Rod and Jean Johnson - $1000

This Humminbird Fishfinder unit is being donated complete with a RAM mounting unit to allow easy removal from your boat while unattended. "The Humminbird won't catch the fish, but it will let you know they are there!" Coupled with the rod and reel combinations donated by AVMA-PLIT in the past, you should be all set!

The 798ci HD SI Combo features a best-in-class high definition 640V x 640H 5" display, Side Imaging, Down Imaging and DualBeam PLUS sonar with 4000 Watts PTP power output, GPS Chartplotting with built-in ContourXD map, and advanced Fishing System capabilities. In addition, it includes dual card slots for maps and saving waypoints, as well as three programmable preset buttons to save your favorite views. Maximize your angling experience with the Humminbird 798ci HD SI Combo fishfinder GPS system!

Retail value: $1100


43. White River (Arkansas) Trout Fishing Trip for Two

Donated by: Dr. Russ Nugent
Purchased by: Kenny Seidel - $1000

Up for auction is a two-person, 1 1/2 day guided spin-fishing trip for Rainbow, German Brown, and Cutthroat Trout in the Bull Shoals Dam tailwaters on the White River in north central Arkansas. Auction winners will be provided lodging for Friday and Saturday nights in a log cabin along with White River near Cotter, Arkansas, which is the self-proclaimed "Trout Capital of America." Food, non-alcoholic beverages, and guided fishing all day Saturday and half-day Sunday will also be provided.

Fishing will be either via wading or boat, depending upon water conditions and dam generation schedule. Winner will supply their own rods, reels, line, lures, waders, licenses, trout stamps, and transportation to Flippin, Arkansas. Actual dates will be determined via mutual agreement. Trout fishing on the White River is open 365 days per year, and this 92-mile stretch of Bull Shoals tailwater is consistently one of American's most productive fisheries in terms of trout numbers and size. "Outdoor Life" magazine considers this area one of the top outdoor destinations in America. If the winner has never fished this river, he or she is in for a treat!

Retail value: $750


44. Traditions Timber Ridge .50-Caliber Muzzle Loader with Redi-Pak

Donated by: Roy and Jan Schultz Revocable Trust
Purchased by: Matt Harris - $135

This feature-packed, bolt-action in-line muzzleloader comes with everything you need to get started! It has a compact, all-around-accurate 24" 1-in-28"-twist barrel, and Tradition's easy-loading, accuracy-enhancing Projectile Alignment System muzzle. The 209-primer breech plug removes easily with an included wrench. Silent thumb-safety operation. Synthetic ramrod included. Comes with a Redi-Pak that includes EZ Clean solvent, breech-plug thread lube, retractable nipple pick, nylon breech brush, ball starter, 209 capper, cleaning/loading jag, ball/patch worm puller, a pair of quick loaders, 25 cleaning patches and 15 240-gr. XTP Hunter Sabots and a 100-minute instructional DVD. Length: 43"; Weight: 6 1/2 pounds.

Retail value: $180


45. Barska 15-40x50mm Spotting Scope

Donated by: Roy and Jan Schultz Revocable Trust
Purchased by: Dr. Rodger Main - $100

This compact spotting scope is perfect for hunting, camping, or sporting events. Its 15-40x50mm design brings images up close and personal! It includes an extendable sunshade for bright conditions, and has fully coated optics for crisp, clear images. The ergonomic design enhances overall handling, and its rubber armor absorbs shock and provides a good comfortable grip. With its folding mini-tripod and soft carrying case, it is convenient and ready to go wherever you are headed!

The scope measures approximately 9 1/2 inches long, 3 1/2 inches wide, and just under 3 inches in diameter.

Retail value: $60


46. Nikon Monarch 8 x 42 Binocular

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Wayne Freese - $250

Nikon's best-selling binocular for hunting and bird watching. The 42mm lens series has been the choice for viewing bright, crisp and clear images from dawn to dusk!

Retail value: $300


47. Nikon Action 10 x 40 Binocular

Donated by: Roy and Jan Schultz Revocable Trust
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Mull - $100

The precision-aligned, sharp, multi-coated optics of this Nikon binocular provide bright, clear images at 10x magnification, while the aspherical lenses eliminate virtually all distortion. Central-dial focusing is quick and smooth, and diopter control allows adjustment for vision imbalance. Rubber eyecups fold down for glasses-wearers. This model is recommended for nature watching, spectator sports, and hiking/camping. Wide neckstrap and carrying case included!

Retail value: $100


48. Early 1900's Small Pig Zinc Weathervane

Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP
Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels - $375

Weathervanes like this were common to farm sites in the early 1900's. The pig weathervanes came in three sizes: small, medium, and large. This small pig weathervane is the most common and is valued up to $500, depending on condition. The pig measures approximately 5" tall, while the total length of the weathervane is about 20". This is an original, not a replica! Both sides are pictured.

Retail value: $200



49. Early 1900's Large "James" Pig Weathervane

Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP
Purchased by: Dr. Erin Johnson - $900

Weathervanes like this were common to farm sites in the early 1900's. The pig weathervanes came in three sizes: small, medium, and large. This large pig is the "loping" form and is on a Jamesway Manufacturing Co. arrow. The pig is about 8" tall, and the total length of the weathervane is 32". Depending on condition, large weathervanes such as this can be valued up to $1500. This is not a replica, but an original!

Retail value: $900


50. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Saw Whet Owl

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Cathy Templeton - $160

"Zooming out and macro-in, taking pictures is like seeing the world through an eagle's eye," says nature photographer Joe Barban. In this image, it's the hypnotizing eyes of a Saw Whet Owl that grab and hold your attention. Once you break the hold these eyes have on you, you will be amazed by the fine detail Joe has captured of this miniature bird's tiny feathers! This framed image measures 18" wide by 22" tall, and has been signed and numbered (#1 of 99) by Joe!

Joe shares:"The Saw Whet Owl is a native of Colorado and is the smallest owl in eastern North America, weighing less than 100 grams. Saw Whet Owls are nocturnal, roosting during the day in dense vegetation, staying motionless even if discovered. This “100-grams of cute” sat still long enough for me to capture the innocence of its large eyes."

Retail value: $350


51. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Great Horned Owlets

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Carly Dorazio - $200

You may not think "cute" is the correct word to describe these fuzzy owlets, but who can resist this image of the pair huddled in their cozy nesthole? Photographer Joe Barban has captured their expressions as they gaze out into the forest. The range of textures displayed in this image - from soft feather down to rough tree bark - seems to further emphasize the owlets' perch between the safety within and the danger without. Reserve a 15" x 15" space on your wall for this framed image.

Here's the "story behind the lens" from Joe: "The Great Horned Owl lays her eggs and fledges her brood every year in this same crook of a Cottonwood tree. The female owl, sitting in a branch high above her owlets, is concerned but not alarmed, as I waited for these two balls of fluff to look my way. These six week old owlets will drop to the ground where they will spend a week prior to learning to fly. The process is repeated every year, and I will be there to capture the moments."

Retail value: $175


52. One Year Subscription to Dean & Deluca's Artisan Exclusive Wine Club

Donated by: The Pork Team of Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $1300

Dean and Deluca's Artisan Exclusive Wine Club presents bottles of hand-crafted wines that offer that rarest of things: a perfect balance of quality and value. The winning bidder will receive 3 specially selected bottles each month for twelve months from wineries such as Crossroads, Napa Valley Farms, and Stolpman. Each bottle has been sourced for you by our Tasting Panel Member, Mark Mendenhall. You'll also have access to Mark's extensive tasting notes along with hand-crafted wine and vineyard tales.

Retail value: $1500


53 - 57. One-pound blocks of Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese (x5)

Donated by; Dr. Warren & Marilyn Wilson
53. Purchased by: Dr. Randy Jones - $60
54. Purchased by: Dr. Randy Jones - $60
55. Purchased by: Dr. Paul Runnels - $70
56. Purchased by: Veterinary Consulting Group, LLC - $70
57. Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels - $70

This cheese won first place in its category at the American Cheese Society's annual competition, besting over 1400 of the nation's finest cheeses, to be crowned Best In Show! According to Uplands Cheese Company, a family-owned cheese company in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Pleasant Ridge Reserve is an artisan farmstead cheese made in the style and tradition of mountain cheeses from the alpine regions of France. You can watch a video on how the cheese is made at the company website: www.uplandscheese.com. This cheese will be shipped directly to the winning bidders after the meeting - by then, it will be 18-20 months old and full of flavor!

Retail value: $26 per pound


58. Metal Flying PIggy Bank on Wheels

Donated by: Dr. Paul and Jan Runnels
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $160

Here is a unique sculpted variation on the piggy-bank theme. Measuring about 10" long, 8" high, and 6" wide, it's made of aluminum and brass, and has wings to fly and wheels to roll!

Retail value: $70



59. 2011 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Registration

Donated by: Leman Swine Conference
Purchased by: Dr. Rick Tubbs - $250

Here you go: One registration for the 2011 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on September 19-20, 2011 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, this annual swine conference features science-driven solutions through four conference tracks developed for the practitioner and the producer. Complete with breakout sessions, exhibit hall, poster session, insightful keynotes, and social receptions to meet your industry colleagues and to honor the Science in Practice awardee, the Leman conference offers an intensive, global outlook with practical solutions.

Retail value: $350


60. The Academy of Rural Veterinarians In-the-Field Gift Basket

Donated by: The Academy of Rural Veterinarians
Purchased by: Dr. John Scamahorn - $125

Here is the perfect gift basket for the rural veterinarian near-and-dear to your heart! This gift basket includes:

1) Certificate for one (1) year Practice Membership (single or multi-person) in the Academy of Rural Veterinarians - allowing the recipient to take advantage of the many resources and information offered to ARV members and to be part of the solution in addressing the rural veterinarian shortage across the United States.

2) Assorted gear and items to help a rural vet in the field (some practical, some creative, all legal!)

3) ARV pens and gear

Retail value: $250


61. Hand-crafted Ceramic Pig

Donated by: AVMA-PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $180

Dr. Rod Johnson and his trusty staff at AVMA-PLIT are always on the lookout for unique pig items for the AASV Foundation Auction, and they never fail to find something new and different!

This bright fellow is ceramic, and was crafted and painted by hand in Mexico. He's about 10 inches tall and 18 inches long and is just what you need to enliven a corner of your office or home!

Retail value: $43


62. Beijo Handbag

Donated by: Jill Kolb - Jill's Fabric Designs
Purchased by: Dr. Ruth Loula - $55

Who can resist this small lime green Beijo handbag? Very cute!

Retail value: $65


63. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Grand Teton Reflection

Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd and Pfizer Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $180

If this image wasn't already framed with its brass nameplate in place, you might have difficulty telling the top from the bottom, for the majestic reflection so perfectly mirrors the towering Teton mountains in the distance! We can't begin to convey the beauty revealed in this fine image. We're sure you have the perfect spot for this 21" x 25" masterpiece!

Here's the story behind the lens from Joe himself: "This is a study in light. Capturing the light is the essence of photography for me. The word “photography” from the Greek means drawing with light; and there is no better time of the day to engage the photographic palette than an early morning in the Grand Tetons National Park. A beaver has created a small pond in which the Grand Teton is reflected in its waters."

Retail value: $350


64. Hand-knitted "Tractor" Sweater

Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell, JSHAP Associate Editor
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Senn - $85

Attention all you parents and grandparents out there! Dr. Judi Bell's knitting needles have been a-clickety-clackin', and the result is a cute little "tractor" sweater that is perfect for that young son or grandson of yours! The sweater is size 8 (chest 29") to fit a 6- or 7-year-old boy (or girl) who likes tractors!


65. Bejeweled Piggy Bank

Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $50

This little piggy is quite the thing;
You can't see her tummy for all her bling!

She dazzles, she razzles, she bats her eyes
So much personality for such a small size!

Her rotund figure is four by four;
Inches, that is; her length a bit more

Place your bid; don't miss your chance
To take home this pig with the blue-eyed glance!

Retail value: $40


66 & 67. American Girl Doll Outfits

Donated by: Jill Kolb - Jill's Fabric Designs

AASV member Dr. John Kolb's wife, Jill, has her own business making and selling doll clothes and accessories, and she has graciously donated two sets of clothes for American Girl Dolls:

66) A set of veterinary surgical scrubs with shoes
Purchased by: Dr. Jeff Kaisand - $55

67) A blue jean/shirt set, with shoes
Purchased by: Dr. Dennis Villani - $50

Jill is dedicated to sewing quality into each outfit she creates; check out her website at www.extraordinarydollclothes.com.

Retail value: $20 per outfit


68. Storm Creek Parka

Donated by: MVP Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $50

This waist-length, fleece-lined parka will keep you warm on those cold mornings! In addition to the two zippered glove pockets, it has two inside pockets to hold your cell phone and other items. The parka is red, size L, and suited for either male or female use.

Retail value: $60


69. Pig Cutting Board with Grilling Spices and Cookbook

Donated by: Marilyn Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Carly Dorazio - $100

Entertain with style AND flavor! You'll enjoy using this pig-shaped Corian cutting board, barbecue sauce, and spices the next time you fire up the grill for a little pork barbecue! A cookbook full of great grilling recipes will get you going!

Retail value: $75


70. Digital Picture Frame

Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Lynette Holman - $70

Bring your digital photos to life with this classy 7" LCD digital photo frame. It supports SD and MMC memory cards. Watch a slideshow of your JPEG photos. It features an acrylic frame and 480 x 234 resolution.

Retail value: $70


71. Framed 11 x 14 Print from Award-Winning, Minnesota-based Photographer Robert Donsker

Donated by: University of Minnesota Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $100

This 11 x 14 framed print by award-winning, Minnesota-based photographer Robert Donsker is titled "Northern Shed, October Light." The sun filtering through the trees breaks up the pattern painted on the shed to create a colorful abstraction.

Retail value: $175


72. Custom-Designed 24 x 36" Leaded Glass Panel

Donated by: Dr. John E. Baker
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson - $625

Here's your chance to have a glass craftsman create a framed, leaded-glass masterpiece made to your specifications! Whether you want something to commemorate your alma mater, company, practice, or a piece to complement your home or office decor, you decide! You pick the glass type and color, the leading design, and decide if you want the glass etched, and if so, how. Even the 24 x 36" size listed here is approximate and can be changed. We've shown a photo here of a glass work currently in progress, just to get your creative juices flowing (the piece shown is not leaded glass). Start dreaming and designing!

Retail value: Approximately $800 (depends on design)


73. Chainsaw-Carved Wooden Pig

Donated by: Genetiporc USA
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $425

Our chainsaw carved wooden pig is an excellent buy, as this pig requires no feed, is immune to all diseases, never needs water, and is comfortable indoors or outdoors! The pig measures approximately 2 feet long by 1 foot wide.

Retail value: $350



74 - 76. AASV Etched Glassware

Donated by: Dr. John E. Baker

Once again, Dr. John Baker has commissioned a local artist to engrave quality glassware with the AASV logo. These items are always very popular, so bid early and check the bidding sheets often! There will be a separate bid sheet for each item or set of items:

74. AASV Pilsners

A. Set of four - Purchased by Drew Weir, $65
B. Set of two - Purchased by Dr. Rod Johnson, $40
C. Set of two - Purchased by Dr. Rod Johnson, $40
D. Single pilsner - Purchased by Dr. Jeff Harker, $16
E. Single pilsner - Purchased by Dr. Warren Wilson, $20
F. Single pilsner - Purchased by Sarah Taylor, $14
G. Single pilsner - Purchased by Dr. Warren Wilson, $20

75. AASV Beer Mugs

A. Set of four - Purchased by Amy Anderson Vali, $70
B. Set of two - Purchased by Shamus Brown, $30
C. Set of two - Purchased by Dr. Aaron Lower, $40
D. Single beer mug - Purchased by Dr. Pat Halbur, $20
E. Single beer mug - Purchased by Dr. Jeff Harker, $15
F. Single beer mug - Purchased by Matt Harris, $15

76. AASV Coffee Mugs

A. Set of four - Purchased by Dr. Tara Donovan, $41
B. Set of two - Purchased by Dr. Rod Johnson, $40
C. Set of two - Purchased by Dr. Paul Runnels, $45
D. Single coffee mug - Purchased by Amy Anderson Vali, $12
E. Single coffee mug - Purchased by Paisley Canning, $18
F. Single coffee mug - Purchased by Dr. Mitch Michalak, $16
G. Single coffee mug - Purchased by Dr. Mike Senn, $20


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  • Each item auctioned will be offered without reserve, unless otherwise stated before bidding begins, and sold to the highest bidder.
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