AASV Foundation 2013 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 4, 2013
Manchester Grand Hyatt - San Diego, California


Thanks to your amazing support and participation, we raised a total of $139,041, securing the additional $100,000 contribution from MVP Laboratories and MJ Biologics for swine research funding!

Raffling the Way to 100K! ($23,800)

In an effort to engage EVERY AASV member in the ambitious fundraising effort to surpass 100K, the auction committee sold raffle tickets for the chance to win one of four FABULOUS prizes. The raffle drawing took place on March 4; here are the results:

1st prize: Log Cabin Quilt by Hen and Chicks Studio (Pieced by Heidi Kaisand and quilted by Kelly Van Vliet)
Winner: Dr. Randy Jones (who donated it back to the Foundation for the live auction)

2nd prize: $1000
Winner: Dr. Kent Schwartz (who donated it back to the Foundation)

3rd prize: 2014 AASV meeting registration
Winner: Dr. Daren Miller

4th prize: 2014 AASV meeting registration
Winner: Dr. Pete Thomas

Even though IRS rules do not permit the deduction of raffle ticket purchases as a charitable contribution, raffle ticket purchases generated $23,800 in support for Foundation programs, including scholarships, externship grants, travel stipends for veterinary students, and research! THANK YOU to all who participated!

Monetary Contributions ($8,450)

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

ADM: $5000 donation

Bank of the West Agribusiness: $1000 donation

Dr. Jack Coleman: $1000 donation

Dr. Tom Wetzell: $400 donation

Hermitage NGT: $300 donation

Doug Mabie - Robert W. Baird & Co: $250 donation

Dr. Bob Morrison: $200 donation

Dr. Jim Collins: $100 donation

Dr. Pete Franz: $100 donation

Dr. Lisa Tokach: $100 donation

Items up for Bid

New format! Click on the item heading for a complete description and photo. Click again to collapse.

LIVE AUCTION: Items #1 - #13 ($83,040)

1. Polaris Ranger® 500 EFI
Donated by PIC and AMVC
Purchased by: Dr. Rod Johnson - $9,800

Here it is - the ultimate utility vehicle! The midsized chassis of the Ranger 500 is built to work, but easier to maneuver, park, and store than larger models. Its 500 Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) single cylinder 32 HP engine delivers big power, and its 1250-lb towing capacity lets your tow trailers and wheeled equipment with ease. True all-wheel-drive (AWD) keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need the extra traction, and reverting back to 2WD when you don't. The rear dump box helps you get all those "honey-do" jobs done with ease. Available in solar red, sage green, or camo - you pick!

Retail value: $9800

2. Napa Valley Trip for Two
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman - $4,250

This all-expenses-paid trip for two to Napa Valley, California includes airfare, 3 hotel nights, car rental, and wine tours. The trip must be taken sometime in 2013, and must be booked by August 31, 2013. We understand the grapes are getting ripe and the weather is wonderful in September and October!

Retail value: $3750

3. Three-day Pheasant Hunt for 4 People in SW North Dakota
Donated by: Daryl and Nancy Olsen
Purchased by: Elanco Animal Health - $12,000

Experience a world-class pheasant hunt in southwest North Dakota. Enjoy three days, two nights with Daryl and Nancy Olsen. The hunt will include three days hunting, all lodging, food, and drinks. Pheasant numbers in southwest North Dakota are at record levels, so plan now to enjoy some of the best pheasant hunting you will ever experience. The food and drink won't be too bad, either.

Retail value: $6500

4. Chainsaw Sculpture by Award-Winning Mark Richter (Richter Sculpture South in Killkenny, Minnesota)
Donated by: Swine Vet Center
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson - $2,550

Sculptor Mark Richter has set aside a 2' x 5' log (pictured) for this project, and he will work with the buyer to design the sculpture of your choice. This isn't just any old log, either. Here's what Richter had to say about the tree it came from: "A lot of history behind the tree. It is a white oak. The tree came from Morristown, MN. It sat next to a country schoolhouse. When I cut into the tree I counted the rings. About 80 years ago they must have nailed something to the tree, the wood was stained on all 4 corners. The county took the tree down, it was too close to the road. I counted the rings - tree looks to be 186 years old."

Richter will carve a one-of-a-kind work of art to be displayed indoors or out, for home or office. The pig sculpture shown is just a small sample of his craftsmanship. The finished carving may be picked up at the Swine Vet Center or the AASV - buyer's choice.

Retail value: $2000

5. Minnesota Fishing Experience for up to Six People
Donated by: Dr. Rodney Johnson, Insight Wealth Group (Andrew Kleis) and Boyle Capital Management (Brian Boyle)
Purchased by: Dr. Cary Christensen - $4,500

This fishing experience is being hosted by Rod and Jean Johnson from their log home on Lobster Lake, near Alexandria, Minnesota. The trip is sponsored by Insight Wealth Group (Andrew Kleis) and Boyle Capital Management (Brian Boyle). The trip will be professionally guided on the "Best Area Lakes" each day in the Alexandria area.

This trip includes:

  • Three nights with meals by "Chef" Jean or Pat
  • Two full days of fishing with lunches
  • Bait and tackle provided by the expert guides, who fish from Ranger boats set for tournament fishing
  • One guide per boat and the group of up to six people; to include fathers/sons/daughters/families or intense fisher people!

Rod and Jean promise you good food, good fishing and a fun time! The trip has been on the auction for several years so we encourage you to invite your friends and come hungry! Your fish will be packed for your trip home, ready to enjoy with your family. We will fish as hard or as relaxed as the group wishes! We hope you can join!

Rod and Jean Johnson

Retail value: $4000

6. Four ELITE Tickets to a 2013 Green Bay Packers Football Game at Lambeau Field
Donated by the Wisconsin Packer Connection: Drs. Butch Baker, Paul Mleziva, Art Mueller, and Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Randy Simonson - $6,250

You pick the game, and we'll provide four elite box seats to any Green Bay Packers football game at Lambeau Field! Your group will also receive a parking pass and enjoy a "tailgate" barbecue with other Packers' fans.

Retail value: $1600

7. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in North Dakota - October 2013
Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.
Purchased by: Zoetis and Drs. Darrell Neuberger, Kent Schwartz, and Ron White - $4,000

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 species 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 that formed the waterfowl-rich Souris River Basin within the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge.

Retail value: $3000

8. New York City Getaway for Two
Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health US Pork Business
Purchased by: Dr. Jason Kelly - $6,500

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 a Broadway show, OR root for one of NYC's major league baseball teams! Cap off your City stay with dinner for two at one of New York's top-rated restaurants!

Retail value: $2500

9. Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Charles Martin - $4,000

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will host a Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop for up to 16 members from your clinic, production system, technical service, or sales team and provide a $2500 credit in diagnostic service fees.

The workshop will include a one-day wet-lab tailored to your needs at the ISU VDL. Pigs for diagnostic examination can either be submitted from a client(s) in need of an extensive diagnostic evaluation or be provided by the ISU-VDL. This session will include an extensive hands-on experience in all aspects of the diagnostic process, provide participants practical information and skills to enhance the value of their future diagnostic submissions, and offer an in-depth look into the ancillary laboratory technologies used to support the diagnostic services at the ISU VDL.

A lunch with ISU VDL faculty and staff will be provided.

Retail value: $5000

10. Four-person Southeast Iowa Pheasant Hunt
Donated by: Fast Genetics
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe - $6,000

Enjoy some of Iowa's best pheasant hunting on Highland Hideaway Hunting Preserve in Riverside, Iowa. Dates for the hunt are subject to booking, but very flexible. Bring your own dogs or they can be provided. A Fast Genetics representative will accompany your group of four on the hunt. Here's what's included:

  • One full-day, fully-guided pheasant hunt (5 bird limit, 8:00 - 4:30)
  • One half-day, fully-guided pheasant hunt (3 bird limit, 8:00 - 12:00)
  • Two nights' lodging
  • Two evening meals; breakfast and lunch each day
  • Bird cleaning and packaging
  • Preserve license for each hunter
  • Snacks and water in the field

Retail value: $3500

11. "Wilbur" Life-Size Bronze Pig Sculpture
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production
Purchased by: Dr. Brian Roggow - $5,200

Wilbur is a beautiful work of art to forever greet you and your visitors! This life-size bronze sculpture is sure to bring smiles to everyone who meets him - he is "Some Pig"!

Retail value: $1750

12. Three-day Fishing on Lake Oahe, South Dakota, for Six People
Donated by: Merck Animal Health
Purchased by: Suidae Health and Production and Dr. Jeff Harker - $4,250

Enjoy three days of superb walleye fishing on Lake Oahe near Pierre, South Dakota. This package includes 4 nights at the Last Resort Lodge and Outfitters, with 3 days of guided fishing, including meals, for up to six people. Once you've arrived at the lodge (provide your own transportation), your guide will pick you up in the morning and provide all equipment and boats for fishing. In the evening, enjoy home-style, made-from-scratch meals in your sparkling-clean, classy lodging (double occupancy rooms). The lodge is surrounded by grasslands and Okobojo creek winds through the property. The night sky is breathtaking with no lights to hinder the view of the Milky Way and constellations. The sunsets are a sight to see as you sit on the deck on the west side. No sirens, street lights or traffic. Most of what you hear outside is the cackling of pheasants and the howl of coyotes; very serene. Talk about the perfect getaway! The winning bidder will work with the lodge to schedule the trip during 2013. Everyone will have a great time, fishing with great guides!

Retail value: $5000

13. Trip for Two: 5-Day Tour of Heifer International Sites in China
Donated by: Elanco
Purchased by: Nancy Olsen - $10,000

Heifer Project Tour for 2 People. Elanco has partnered with Heifer International in order to bring 100,000 families worldwide out of hunger by helping these families supply or have access to sustainable animal protein. Come join the Heifer International group and tour project villages in China. Villages are excited to show their progress and will have questions for you, too, about the care and raising of livestock. Project villages will be in various stages of completion and may include additional agriculture projects. The AASVF auction winners will be accompanied by Elanco and Heifer International staff.

This opportunity will be a private tour for 5 days. Airfare from home, ground transportation, lodging and meals are included. Tour dates will be determined by AASVF winners, travel needs to be completed from August 1, 2013 to July, 2014.

Estimated value: $15,000

RAFFLE PRIZE: Quilt by Heidi Kaisand
Donated by: Hen and Chicks Studio
Won by: Dr. Randy Jones - Donated for the Live Auction and Purchased by: Dr. Steve Schmitz - $2900

Once again, Heidi Kaisand is creating a quilt designed especially for the AASV Foundation! This year, we're doing something extra-special with her donation - it will be the Grand Prize in the AASV Foundation Raffle! So you - yes, YOU - could be the winner of this one-of-a-kind quilt, lovingly pieced by Heidi (with assistance from her daughters Virginia and Goldie) and quilted by the talented Kelly Van Vliet. You don't even need to be at the auction to win! Purchase your raffle tickets from one of the AASVF Auction Committee members, or contact the AASV. Take a look at the quilt in its early stages on Heidi's blog, and then head on over to the Hen & Chicks Studio website, where you'll become acquainted with Heidi's amazing creativity and learn a little about her life with swine vet husband Jeff and their three children.

Donated by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman
Purchased by: Drs. Ruth Loula, Butch Baker, Dave Bomgaars, and Paul Yeske - TOTAL $840

Talk about a good return on investment! Dr. Winkelman purchased a set of ties in the silent auction (see below) for $120, and then donated four of them for the live auction, where they generated $210 each for the AASV Foundation!


SILENT AUCTION: Items #14 - #71 ($23,731)

14. Sterling Silver Pig Jewelry
Donated by: Peggy Anne Hawkins
Purchased by: Dr. Christa Goodell - $155

Add a little fun to that formal occasion with this sterling silver pig necklace, pendant, and earrings! Created by artist Merry Rosenfield at The Magic Zoo, maker of handcrafted jewelry for animal lovers.

Retail value: $205

15. Custom Camp Knife
Donated by: Dr. Glenn Songer
Purchased by: Dr. Kent Schwartz - $350

Dr. Songer says, "I made this knife after the manner of blacksmiths traveling with explorers such as Lewis and Clark. It started out as an industrial ball bearing in 52100 steel. I forged it out into a billet and then profiled the blade and ground it to shape. Rough forging marks were left to simulate the work of a blacksmith of the early century. After shaping, it was heat-treated to ~ Rc 60. The handle includes a guard made from a segment of a farrier's rasp, spacers of turquoise and black composite, Arizona desert ironwood, and a warthog tusk. The sheath is also made rough, in keeping with the leatherwork of the day."

Retail value: $250

16. Necropsy Posting Kit
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Keith Flanagan - $85

This canvas posting kit is equipped with two posting knives and a knife sharpener, with extra pockets for keeping your essential necropsy items handy. It rolls up into a compact bundle for convenient storage and transport.

Retail value: $80

17. Wayne Tail Curler Junior Paperweight Pig
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Knoernschild - $555

Wayne Tail Curler Junior was a baby pig creep feed marketed by the Wayne Feed Division of Continental Grain Company. I (Joe Barban) was the marketing manager at Continental in the early 1980's. In 1982, Associated Engineering of Mankato, Minnesota, came to us with this Wayne Tail Curler Junior paperweight as a suggested premium. We never went forward with the premium idea, thus this is the only one existing today!

The name Wayne® T.C.® Junior is embossed within the casting on both sides of the base. Although this paperweight measures only 2" wide, 4" long, and 2 1/2" tall, your papers aren't going anywhere: this little guy weighs a hefty 3 pounds!

18. Henry Big Boy .45 Colt Rifle
Donated by: Genetiporc USA
Purchased by: Dr. John Waddell - $3500

Hearkening back to the original Henry rifle of 1860, the Henry Big Boy is described as being perfect for fans of our nation's Wild West era, as well as big game hunters. Here are the specs:

  • Lever action
  • Capacity: 10 rounds
  • Length: 38 1/2"
  • Barrel Length: 20" octagonal with 1:38rh rate of twist
  • Weight: 8.68 lbs
  • Stock: Straight-grip American Walnut
  • Sights: Adjustable Marble semi-buckhorn rear with white diamond insert and brass beaded front sight
  • Finish: Solid top brass receiver, brass buttplate and brass barrel band

Retail value: $1000

19. Antique Book: Contagious Diseases of Swine and Other Domestic Animals - 1880
Donated by: Dr. Willis G. Parker
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $325

This book is the U.S. Department of Agriculture Special Report No. 22, published in 1880, and contains the reports of the Veterinary Surgeons appointed to investigate diseases of swine, and infectious and contagious diseases incident to other classes of domesticated animals. There are 14 colored plates , dated 1879, illustrating various lesions associated with swine plague, contagious lung plague of cattle, and rinderpest. Perhaps most riveting are the first-hand accounts, written journal-style, of the veterinary surgeons reporting their observations and deductions as they traveled to farms to investigate these and other serious diseases.

Dr. Parker provides a bit of the ownership history of this book: It was gifted to him by Professor Robert W. Bratton, who was a 1936 Purdue University graduate. After serving in World War II, Bratton returned to do graduate work at Cornell University and became a member of the Animal Science faculty there. One of his prized PhD students was Dr. Edwin Willett. Professor Bratton was teaching and doing research in swine breeding and physiology during the last chapter of his professional journey. He retired in 1978 to his home farm at New Ross, Indiana where he and Dr. Parker visited often.

20. Antique Book: Feeds and Feeding, abridged - 7th edition
Donated by: Dr. Willis G. Parker
Purchased by: Dr. Mark Wagner

The full title of this book is Feeds and Feeding, Abridged. The essentials of the feeding, care, and management of farm animals, including poultry, by F.B. Morrison, Professor of Animal Husbandry and Animal Nutriion, and head of the Animal Husbandry Department, Cornell University. Seventh edition, 1937. The first edition of this book was published in 1917. However, the 7th edition was entirely rewritten and rest, published in January 1937. This is an ex-library copy, with a couple of ink spots and a few tears, but otherwise in good condition with a solid spine, excellent binding and cover. 503 pages. You will enjoy the historical reference point this book provides, especially the many high quality photographs of "modern agriculture" back in the day. Fascinating!

21. 1933 FMD Billboard Poster from Lincolnshire, England
Donated by: Phil Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Luke Minion - $800

Here is an original billboard poster, used for the control of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in England back in 1933! It was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), outlining all the rules and regulations for the area of Lincolnshire on the east coast of England. The full poster measures 35" x 22". It's torn in places along folds, with little or no loss, and has some discoloration and foxing, but it will look excellent when framed!

22. Diseases of Swine, Editions 1-10: Complete Set of Editors' Copies
Donated by: Barbara Straw and Jeff Zimmerman
Purchased by: Dr. Dea Dau - $2100

This is a one-of-a-kind, complete set of Diseases of Swine. That's right - all TEN editions of Diseases of Swine, most of them signed by the editor. This is the only set like this in the world!

23. Leather Pig Coin Purse/Key Chain
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $130

This little piggy is ready to go to market! With room for cash and coins, and a ring for keys, piggy can handle all of the essentials with style while you shop! This cute little coin purse/key chain measures about 3" x 6".

Retail value: $15

24. Carved Onyx Pigs
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $150

This unique paperweight is sure to be a conversation starter! Measuring 4" high by 5" long, it is carved of native onyx stone by Mexican craftsmen.

Retail value: $40

25. Three Little Pigs
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $110

These three little pigs are carved of onyx stone by craftsmen in Mexico. They measure approximately 2" long by 1 1/2" high.

Retail value: $40

26. Set of Seven Carved Onyx Pigs
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $110

This colorful set of pigs ranges from 1 1/2" tall down to less than 3/4". Mexican craftsmen created these delicate carvings from onyx stone.

Retail value: $40

27 - 28. Necropsy Tool Box for the Swine Practitioner
Donated by: Swine Medicine Education Center
Purchased by: Dr. Kent Schwartz - $200 each (donated to Christian Veterinary Mission in Haiti)

Up for auction are TWO necropsy tool boxes for the swine practitioner (to be auctioned individually). Each 3-shelf tool box contains: ten 12cc-syringes, ten 16x1.5" needles, ten 20x1.5" vacutainer needles, 3 bleeding hubs, 5 polyester-tipped swabs, 10 serum separator tubes, humidity/temperature pen, laster pointer, digital thermomenter, eleven tissue-sampling bags, tissue forceps, surgical scissors, needle-nose pliers, sharpening steel, oil-impregnated sharpening stone, 6" boning knive, 7" cleaver, and a dead blow mallet.

These are the same kits that are sent home with each student who completes the Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation (SMEC 480) within the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Retail value: $250 each

29. Framed Wall Hanging: "Happy Tails to You (Until We Meet Again)" by Mary Ann Curran
Donated by: Mary Ann Curran
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton - $800

Mary Ann Curran is stitching away at another special piece for the AASV Foundation. This is a photo of a piece she contributed last year, just to whet your appetite for the new, unique piece she's creating for this year!

For those who don't know, besides being a very creative and generous person, Mary Ann is the wife of the late Dr. Bernie Curran, a former president of the association, and 2007 Swine Practitioner of the Year.

Retail value: $400

30. Proofreading for a Student Paper
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller - $25

Do you have a paper due that would benefit from a second set of eyes, or maybe even a paper that is being submitted to JSHAP? I offer up my services to proofread (this is not editing) a student paper (no more than 30 pages, double-spaced). This is open to students or perhaps a faculty member who would like to give this as a gift to a student in their swine club.

Retail value: $25

31. Handcrafted Tiffany-style Lamp
Donated by: Dr. John Baker
Purchased by: Dr. Rodger Main - $500

Just for the AASV Foundation, Dr. Baker has commissioned this custom-made, one-of-a-kind lamp with its glass shade made in the classic Tiffany style. The shade is 15" across and 8" high, with glass panels in shades of amber. The lamp has an antique-finished metal base and mesures a total of 22" high.

Retail value: $475

32 - 34. Mystery Shopping Cards P-I-G!
Donated by Swine Health Services, LLC
Purchased by: Dr. Tara Donovan - $215 (card value $105), Dr. Bill Starke - $250 (card value $150), Dr. Pete Sherlock - $220 (card value $300)

Don't hunt? Don't fish? Go on a shopping spree with 1 to 3 gift cards. Use anywhere! We have 3 gift cards for you to bid on - cards P, I, and G! They are mystery cards - the mystery is that no one knows what you will buy and you don't know the value of the card(s) you're bidding on! Each card is worth from $100 to $500. Bid often - have fun bidding, supporting the Foundation, and shopping!

Retail value: ???

35. iPad mini WiFi - 16 GB Black
Donated by: The HANOR Company
Purchased by: Ben Hollis - $450

Everything you love about iPad - the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life - is everything you'll love about iPad mini, too. And you can hold it in one hand. Colors are vivid and the text is sharp on the iPad mini display. But what really makes it stand out is its size. At 7.9 inches, it's perfectly sized to deliver an experience every bit as big as iPad.

Right from the start, apps made for iPad also work with iPad mini. They're immersive, full-screen apps that let you do almost anything you can imagine. And they make iPad mini practically impossible to put down. With advanced Wi-Fi that's up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad, and access to fast cellular data networks around the world, iPad mini lets you download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds.

Retail value: $330

36. Ceramic Piggy Bank
Donated by: Dr. Paul L Runnels
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $150

Artist Brian Moore of Indianapolis, Indiana, created this plump, ceramic piggy bank. It's about 11" long, 9" wide, and 8" high, and weighs 6 pounds (empty). ADG is up to you!

Retail value: $100

37. Oversized Plush Pig
Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson - $250

You have to see this beautiful, brand-new, premium plush giant stuffed pig in person! This is truly an AWESOME, SUPER-HUGE, STUNNING, and ADORABLE stuffed pig! It is stuffed squeezably-soft and will provide years of huggable squeezable love. This plush porkster is amazingly lovable at over 2 feet tall; the ultimate in giant plush luxury. Perfect for cuddling and loving, it is guaranteed to get attention and sure to bring a smile to someone's face!

Retail value: $50

38 - 43. Pig Neckties
Donated by 4 Star Veterinary Services
Purchased by: Drs. George Charbonneau, Kerry Keffaber, Nathan Winkelman, Bill Minton, Kelly Greiner, and Mike Pierdon - TOTAL $890

Dr. Dale Hendrickson has been collecting pig neckties for decades, and now he is sharing his bounty! Here's your chance to enliven your wardrobe and support the AASV Foundation at the same time. The photos represent just a small sampling of the many ties up for bid. We will have 6 sets of ties - from narrow to wide and formal to fanciful, with multiple ties per set - for your bidding pleasure!

44. Limited Edition Commemorative Toy Tractor: Case DC3 Narrow Front
Donated by: National Pork Producers Council
Purchased by: Dr. Jason Kelly - $200

This 1/16 scale diecast metal tractor and loader replicates the Case DC3 Narrow Front, and features authentic paint and decals. Case model DC tractors first appeared in 1939; production ended in 1955. In 1944, the DC3 tractor on rubber sold for $1,270. The comparable unit on steel wheels listed at $1,040. By the early 1950's the DC3 tractor was available with an adjustable front axle. This option could be ordered from the factory or installed in the field. An electric starter and lights were not standard equipment but could be purchased for $16.00.

Retail value: $200

45. Fiberglass 30" Pig, Hand-Painted by Carolyn Rix
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd and Swine Management Services, LLC
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht - $450

This fiberglass pig stands 17" tall by 30" long, weighs 15 pounds, and is hand-painted by Carolyn Rix. The hand-painted farm scene will be similar as shown, and AASV meeting date and location will be painted on the other side. Since each pig is hand-painted, some variation may occur.

Retail value: $600

46. Decorative Pigs Wall Hanging
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production
Purchased by: Dr. Tom Burkgren - $125

This one-of-a-kind pig can be decorated for all seasons, and is sure to be the focal point on your wall! It measures approximately 2' x 3'. It has been made and decorated exclusively or the AASV Foundation - you do not want to miss out on this one!

Retail value: $300

47. Child's Sweater with Pig Motif
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Dr. Chris Kuster - $65

This darling sweater was hand-knit by JSHAP Associate Editor, Dr. Judi Bell. It's approximately a child's size 4, measuring 13.5" across the chest and 14" from shoulder to bottom edge, and perfect for the little princess in your family! Knit of synthetic yarn, it's machine washable and drier-safe.

Retail value: $25 (yarn only, add about $1000 for Judi's time!)

48. Hand-knit Child's Sweater with Tractor Motif
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller - $60

In between editing manuscripts for the Journal of Swine Health and Production, JSHAP editor Dr. Judi Bell found some time to knit yet another sweater for the AASV Foundation! It's a child's hand-kit pullover, made of machine washable and dryable synthetic yarn. This photo shows the sweater she donated last year. This year's sweater features a tractor on the front, knit in "Ford" blue (rather than green) and white.

49 - 50. Pig Leather Footstools
Donated by: SWINE VET CENTER in St. Peter, Minnesota
Large Footstool Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton - $1050, Small Footstool Purchased by: Dr. Dan McManus - $1000

Made in England, these unique full-grain leather footstools have an antique finish and are stuffed with woodwool over steel and wood frames. They are very sturdy and durable enough to last for a lifetime. Kids love 'em for "piggy-back rides" too!

49. The large footstool measures 29" x 11.5" and is 17.5" high. Retail value: $930
50. The smaller footstool measures 17.5" x 7.25" and is 11.5" high. Retail value: $470

51. AASV Platter
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson - $250

Serve in style on this 16" AASV platter. It is hand-thrown on the potter's wheel by Tyler Sandstrom, artist and owner of From Miry Clay Pottery in Dayton, Iowa. The blue lettering (rather than black as shown) is set off by the platter's glazed background. A wire on the back will allow it to be hung for display.

Retail value: $250

52. Bose QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Donated by: Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Dr. Keith Flanagan - $335

Bose says, "They're our best headphones, period. QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose® advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies - with quality sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit. You won't find this combination of benefits in any other headphone."

Ideal for frequent flyers, these headphones feature a comfortable, around-the-ear fit. Works with AAA battery (35 hours average life). Includes cable with remote for iPhone/iPod control, mic for hands-free iPhone calling.

Retail value: $299

53. Bose SoundDock® Portable Digital Music System
Donated by: Drs. Larry Rueff, Dennis Villani, and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Dr. Brian Roggow - $400

Enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone almost anywhere! On the deck or in the dorm room, at the park or on the beach, the Bose SoundDock Portable reproduces your favorite tunes with fullness and clarity unusual for a portable system.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to eight hours of power per charge. Its slim design features a convenient built-in handle for carrying. The docking station is compatible with most iPod and iPhone models, and rotates safely out of sight for transit and easy storage.

Retail value: $319

54 - 55. Framed Print on Canvas by Mary Don Kislingbury
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Groth - $450, Dr. Steve Stone - $450

The Fairmont Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer two framed 24" x 32" enhanced prints on premium canvas by Mary Don Kislingbury. This unique piece of art entitled, "Where Does the Beginning End? Where Does the End Begin?" depicts the hog-corn cycle that is so intertwined with our association.

Retail value: $500 each

56. G Loomis Fishing Rod WITH Pflueger Patriarch Spinning Reel
Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Todd Distad - $775

http://www.landbigfish.com/images/store/swatches/PleugerPatriarchSW.jpgSometimes it's just difficult, especially in the wind, to cast lightweight lures and smaller soft plastics. That used to be an issue, but no more, thanks to NRX technology! First of all, you'll be amazed at how light this rod is, and if you doubt the power, just rig it up and give it a try. Only then will you understand what high performance is all about. Add to that sensitivity beyond belief and you've now only just begun to understand NRX. The extra-fast taper allows you to make low, accurate casts so you can fish right up under the brush - and when a real "toad" grabs your bait, you'll be in total control. If you need to cast soft plastic jerkbaits and Senkos, this is the one! Here are the specs: G Loomis NRX 852S, JWR 7'1", 1 piece, 6-12 lb line weight, 1/8-3/8 lure weight, Extra-fast action, Medium power.

Now for the reel: The Plueger Patriarch Model 9525X spinning reel delivers lightweight handling and top-of-the-line durability. The ultra lightweight magnesium body, rotor, and sideplate are protected with a proprietary 3-step coating to provide premium corrosion resistance and durability. Its solid titanium main shaft is 30% stronger and 43% lighter than comparable stainless steel shafts. The sealed carbon drag system and durable tiatnium-coated line roller are sure to bring a fish to a stop! Key features include: 1) 9 stainless steel bearings, 2) On/Off instant anti-reverse bearing, 3) XCR bearings in key locations, 4) Ultra lightweight magnesium body, rotor, and sideplate, 5) Lightweight aluminum spool with carbon arbor, and 6) Sealed carbon fiber drag system.

Retail value of this package: $750

57. 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Registration
Donated by: University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education
Purchased by: Dr. Harold Tilstra - $350

The University of Minnesota will host the 40th annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on September 16 & 17, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The winning bidder will receive registration for the main conference, including electronic proceedings.

Retail value: $320

58. Ladies Coach Purse - Legacy Leather Candace Carryall
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Andrea Baker - $330

Inspired by timeless designs in the Coach archives, this spacious and fully lined silhouette is at once classic and modern: a simple shape updated with decorative tassels and branded with an archival Coach New York logo in metallic foil. Glove-tanned for a supple hand, and finished with semi-transparent dyes that show the grain and the beauty of the natural markings, the leather will develop a beautiful patina over time, making this a true legacy piece. Crafted of leather with zip-top closure and fabric lining, it features inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets. It's aproximately 11" long by 9" high by 4" wide; the handle has a 6 1/2" drop.

Retail value: $328

59. AASV Foundation Ceramic Plaque
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Steve Sornsen - $200

Show your support of the AASV Foundation with this handsome ceramic plaque custom-made by Tyler Sandstrom of From Miry Clay Pottery in Dayton, Iowa. The plaque is made of natural clay with dark lettering and emblem, and has a wood backing for a secure wall mount. It measures approximately 18" x 15".

Retail value: $350

60. Kentucky Bourbon and Boubon Barrel Ale Gift Basket
Donated by: Russell Gilliam at Alltech
Purchased by: Dr. Erin Johnson - $225

This basket includes some memorabilia from Alltech's Lexington brewing and distilling company! Known for their award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, the basket features a fourpack of ale, men's Nike golf polo, women's tee, hat, bar towel, keychain bottle opener and two snifters! Last but not least, the basket also features a bottle of the newest bourbon on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Town Branch!

Retail value: $195

61. Dean & Deluca Artisan Exclusive Wine Club
Donated by: Pfizer Animal Health US Pork Business
Purchased by; Dr. Max Rodibaugh and Dr. Kerry Keffaber - $1200

Dean and Deluca's Artisan 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 a 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. Members will also have access to Mark's extensive tasting notes along with hand-crafted wine and vineyard tales.

Retail value: $1500

62. The Academy of Rural Veterinarians in-the-Field Gift Basket
Donated by: The Academy of Rural Veterinarians
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Runnels - $75

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

63. Certificate for 500 Doses of CIRCOVAC
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. James Kober - $275

Prevent disease and support the AASV Foundation at the same time - bid on this certificate for 500 doses of CIRCOVAC PCV2 vaccine!

Retail value: $690

Spicule1bDavid.tif64. Photograph on Canvas - 11 x 14"
Donated by: Novus International
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Senn - $195

Spicule1bDavid.tifThis microphotograph by Novus scientist Dr. Julia Dibner depicts a developing bone in a chicken! The staining technique, using Movat's Pentachrome, was performed by Marianne Kitchell. Copyright Novus International, Inc. 2006. The piece is 11" x 14", mounted on stretched canvas, ready for display.

Retail value: $60

65. Wood Mural of Veterinary Aesculapian Staff
Donated by: Drs. Bill Jordan and Kent J. Schwartz
Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels - $1,250

A beautiful 24" x 36" mural of the symbol of our veterinary profession, made from native Iowa hardwoods.

This hand-crafted piece features the beauty of cherry, walnut, maple, oak and ash woods, and makes a beautiful wall hanging in your office, clinic, or home. This item will be a replica of the original now hanging in the reception area of the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (pictured).

Retail value: $450

66. Swine-Themed Gift Basket
Donated by AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Dr. Jeremy Stuart - $90

This gift basket is perfect for students or swine enthusiasts! The basket contains items perfect for your kitchen and bath, including:

  • 2 pink hand towels
  • Egg cup and spoon
  • Sink strainer
  • Pig soap on a rope
  • Pepper grinder
  • Chip clip
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Bacon crisping tray
  • Spatula
  • Tablecloth clips
  • Brush scrubber

Retail value: $60

67. "Pig's Progress," an Original Acrylic Collage by Marybeth Heikes
Donated by: PigCHAMP
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Weiss - $375

Pig’s Progress an original acrylic collage by renowned Iowa artist Marybeth Heikes, from her Midwest Life collection. Marybeth’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in numerous juried competitions. She has garnered many awards, especially for her series work “Chairs in the Jungle.” Her work has been published in the watercolor issue of American Artist; The Artists’ Magazine; Iowa Woman; Sunshine Artist; and The Best of Sketching and Drawing. Her work is found in many private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. "Pig's Progress" depicts a pig's journey in Iowa.

Retail value: $250

68. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Bison Wallow
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd and Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by; Dr. Lynette Holman - $325

Photographer Joe Barban says, "Jean and I captured these two beasts dusting themselves in a new bison wallow. This is quite a sight to behold! The entire herd of 100 head or more was engaged in the same activity.

Retail value: $300

69. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Ute Fire Tower
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd and Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by; Dr. Bill Minton - $160

Here's the story behind the lens, as told by photographer Joe Barban: "There are fire towers throughout the western US, but only one in Utah. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937, this all-wood structure was built with fourteen square feet of living quarters included. Soaring fifty feet above the forest floor, one can see over 360 square miles of Ashley National Forest. I am drawn to historic structures which silently tell the story of an era since past, and I created the image of the Ute Mountain Fire Tower as a giant among the trees it once protected."

Retail value: $125

70. Pig Purse and Matching Billfold
Donated by: Gwyn Scheidt
Purchased by: Dr. Warren Wilson - $100


71. Clay Sculpture by Haitian Artist
Donated by: Dr. Keith Flanagan
Purchased by: Dr. Kerry Keffaber - $251