AASV Foundation 2014 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 3, 2014
Sheraton Dallas Hotel - Dallas, Texas
For more information, click HERE

Matching Funds

Once again, MVP Laboratories provided matching funds to challenge AASV members and industry supporters to "Remember the Foundation." MVP Laboratories pledged 25 cents for every dollar raised in the auction, up to a total contribution of $25,000. Since the auction proceeds surpassed $100,000, the maximum contribution of $25,000 was realized! THANK YOU, MVP LABORATORIES!


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!

Suidae Health and Production: $2000 donation
Fairmont Veterinary Clinic: $1000 donation
Dr. Jack Coleman: $1000 donation
Bank of the West: $1000 donation
Hermitage NGT: $300 donation
Doug Mabie, Robert W. Baird & Co: $250 donation
Dr. James Collins: $100 donation


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 prizes. The raffle drawing took place on March 3; here are the results:

1st Prize: Dean & Deluca Wine Subscription, donated by Zoetis (see description at bottom of page)
Winner: Tony Scheiber

2nd Prize: $1000
Winner: Mark Hayden, Automated Production Systems (Mark donated his winnings back to the Foundation)

3rd Prize: 2015 AASV Annual Meeting Registration
Winner: Megan Inskeep

4th Prize: 2015 AASV Annual Meeting Registration
Winner: Joel Schmidt

Items up for Bid

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LIVE AUCTION - Items #1 - #13

1. Sailing Adventure for One Couple
Donated by: Butch and Emma Baker
Purchased by: Daryl and Nancy Olsen - $3500

Sail Away....on the world's largest manmade lake in the comfort of a Gemini Legacy 35.5 x 14 foot Catamaran with Butch and Emma Baker! You'll embark from Eddy Creek Marina near Eddyville, Kentucky and spend 3 days and 2 nights on the water as you explore three thousand miles of shoreline and miles and miles of uninhabited land in Kentucky's Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. There are many cozy bays and active marinas to visit, and you'll receive basic sailing lessons and experience working crew excitement! The winning bidder will need to provide their own transportation (if flying, you'll be picked up and returned to the Nashville or Paducah airport) but once you arrive, your food (and drinks!) will be provided, in addition to lodging at the Baker's lake house before and after your sailing adventure (total package: 3 days, 4 nights). Summer 2014 dates for this trip are flexible, to be arranged with the Bakers.

Retail value: $2500

2. Two Reservations for SMEC's PIG PROduction Seminar (PIGPROS)
Donated by: AMVC Management Services
Purchased by: Max Rodibaugh - $4000

The Swine Medicine Education Center's PIGPROS course is a structured "3-day tour" of modern, dynamic, commercial pork production. Participants will advance their knowledge of pork production and swine veterinary services through a unique opportunity to visit both breeding and growing pig facilities, a truck wash with a TADD system, a progressive mixed-animal veterinary clinic, and the mangement headquarters for our pork production system. Daily activities will focus on macro- and microscopic issues which factor into decision-making processes for individual pigs, farms, pig flows, and entire systems. Course costs include all tuition, meals, supplies, and furnished housing while participating within the course. Additional details can be found online at http://www.smec.iastate.edu.

PIGPROS may be attended by anyone (need not be a veterinarian). It is a great opportunity to learn about what happens at the farm level and how decisions are made.

Retail value: $3200 per reservation

3. Highland Hideaway Pheasant Hunt for Four in Riverside, Iowa
Donated by: Fast Genetics USA
Purchased by: PharmGate Animal Health - $2250

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

4. 2014 Polaris Outlaw 90 ATV
Donated by: AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Pam Zaabel - $2900

The Polaris Outlaw 90 is available in either blue OR pink. It's the perfect entertainment for your children or grandchildren!

Retail value: $2700

5. Minnesota Guided Fishing Adventure for Four: Hosted by Rod and Jean Johnson
Donated by: Andrew Kleis of Insight Wealth Group and Brian Boyle of Boyle Capital Management
Purchased by: Matt Anderson - $4000

Three nights and two days of fishing with experienced, professional guides and all tackle, bait, and equipment provided. Your stay will be hosted by Rod and Jean Johnson. You'll enjoy great fishing, camaraderie and delicious meals by Jean Johnson featuring walleye, pork, and much more! This trip is perfect for four buddies, a pair of fathers and sons, etc...

Retail value: $4500

6. Benelli Super Black Eagle II 12-Gauge Limited Edition Shotgun
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Doug Powers - $3750

The Super Black Eagle II shotgun is the original 3 1/2" inch semi-automatic shotgun with interchangeable chokes and a 28" barrel. The SBE II sets the standard for semi-auto styling, versatility, and performance. We're offering a shot show special edition with walnut wood stock and engraved receiver. Shipping case included.

Retail value: $2400

7. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in North Dakota - October 2014
Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.
Purchased by: Chelcee McCulley - $4500

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.

If you want to know more, check with Drs. Darrell Neuberger, Ron White, Kent Schwartz, and Chase Stahl, who purchased this hunt at last year's auction and apparently have plenty of tales to tell of their successful hunting adventure (and associated activities) together!

Retail value: $6000

8. Two Reservations for One of SMEC's Two-Week-Long Clinical Courses
Donated by: AMVC Management Services
Purchased by: John Baker - $4500

The Swine Medicine Education Center's 2-week long clinical courses include: Swine Production Medicine, Swine Production Management and Consultation, Applied Pharmacology, and PRRSV Diagnosis and Management. These courses are open to veterinary students ($2500) and veterinarians ($5000), and are delivered from a combination of classroom and field-based settings. Course costs include all tuition, supplies, and furnished housing while participating within the course. These reservations can be used directly, or donated to a student, or another organization or institution - the course participants must be veterinary students or veterinarians.

Retail value: $2500 to $5000 per reservation

9. New York City Getaway for Two
Donated by: Zoetis Animal Health - US PORK Business
Purchased by: Bob Blomme and Bill Hollis - $4500

The winning bidder and a guest will enjoy two fun-filled days in the Big Apple, including round-trip airfare and 5-star hotel accommodations! While in the City, you and your guest will enjoy a Broadway Show OR cheer 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

10. Swarovski ATX 25 60x85 Spotting Scope
Donated by: AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Nancy Olsen - $4000

The new Swarovski ATX 25 60x85 is the ultimate spotting scope on the market today. It has been lauded as a new era in the history of spotting scopes. This versatile spotting scope with an 85 mm objective lens and angled view is perfect for comfortable observing for hours and ensures you are excellently prepared for any situation. Its large field of view and zoom range enable quick and precise observation. With its excellent light transmission, zoom range, and close-range focusing (11.8 ft / 3.6 m), it is also perfect for digiscoping.

Retail value: $4400

11. South Texas Wild Hog Hunt
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
Purchased by: Tom Gillespie - $6800

Enjoy a 3-day wild hog hunt for 3 people, including lodging, three 3-day licenses, normal gratuities for guides and cooks, and three $250 gift checks for the hunt participants to book their own flights. The hunt itself is booked through Cabela's Travel, and will be paid for prior to the auction. After the auction, the winning bidder will need to call the lodge to schedule the hunt date for sometime between September 1 and December 31, 2014.

Cabela's South Texas outfitter is located in the heart of the Legendary South Texas Brush Country. Close to the towns of Del Rio, Uvalde and Eagle Pass, one can find all the conveniences of a big town but also experience the remoteness of their ranches. Being family owned and operated, they pride themselves in providing their guests with that "hunt of a lifetime." With over 30,000 private acres of high quality low-fence hunting, they offer their guests trophy wild boar hunts that are second to none! As their guest you are also welcome to try your luck at bass fishing in one of their lakes/tanks. These ranches have been strictly managed for years to insure the quality of wildlife for a first-class hunting experience. They limit their bookings and only offer a limited amount of hunts annually. While at the ranch you will be staying in excellent accommodations and enjoying home cooked Southwestern Cuisine.

Retail value: $4000

12. Four ELITE Tickets to a 2014 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: Rich Collins: $3750

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: $2000

13. Five Pork Gift Boxes from Reicks View Farms
Donated by: Swine Vet Center; St Peter, MN
Purchased by: Harold Tilstra-$2100, Butch Baker-$2000, Swine Vet Center-$2000, Swine Vet Center-$2000, and GlobalVetLINK-$5000

Swine Vet Center has donated five gift boxes of pork from Reicks View Farms, a 5th-generation family farm and Iowa pork producer. Each box includes an assortment of delicious applewood-smoked and black-pepper bacon, smoked bone-in ham, natural casing bratwurst, and baby back ribs. Shipment will be direct to the buyers anytime before June 1, and is paid for by Swine Vet Center: winning bidders contact Swine Vet Center to make shipping arrangements.

Retail value: $125 per gift box


14. Muela 15-inch Fixed Blade Bowie Knife
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Doug Weiss - $225

Handcrafted in Argamailla de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Spain, the blade material is 440 chrome-vanadium-molybdenum alloy martensitic steel, with a hardness of 54-48 degrees on the Rockwell scale. The handle is made of coral pakkawood with a brass guard. A handcrafted, full-grain leather sheath protects the knife.

Retail value: $120

15. GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera with Headstrap Mount
Donated by: Dr. Roy Schultz
Purchased by: Joel Harris - $600

Whatever your adventure, capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition. It's 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, and delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. It features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, and is waterproof to 131'/40m. Featured recently on 60 Minutes, you can see that the sky is NOT the limit for GoPro!

Retail value: $500

16. Hand-blown Glass Flying Pig
Donated by: Nedap Livestock Management
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff - $215

Add a little whimsy to your day with a Ron Hinkle Flying Glass Pig. Let this charming pig remind...the Impossible is always Possible!

The pig measures approximately 4" x 4" and has an opaque pink body with clear glass wings. Copyright © 2008 by Kitty Vickers, used with permission.

Retail value: $45

17. Pandora Bracelet with Pig Charm
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - $250

Pandora sterling silver, barrel-clasp bracelet with dangle pig charm. The bracelet is the 7.9" (20 cm) length.

Retail value: $110

18. 1876 Survey Map of US - Porcineograph
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: John Waddell - $150

Measuring 18 x 12.75 inches, this 1876 Survey Map of the US - Porcineograph is a reproduction of the original, on archival photographic paper. This whimsical and porci-centric depiction of US Centennial "geHOGraphy" will amuse and delight all who view it!

Retail value: $15

19. Book: Diseases of Cattle, revised (c) 1923
Donated by: Dr. Gene Nemechek
Purchased by: Bob Blomme - $85

This book was published by the US Department of Agriculture. Though it's not about swine, it is none-the-less very interesting reading and you book collectors out there will appreciate the opportunity to add it to your collection.

20 and 21. Water Sample Test Kit
Donated by: IVESCO
Purchased by: Michelle Michalak - $40, Daryl Hammer - $40

Each water quality sample test kit contains two sampling bottles - one for incoming water, and the other for the last drinker in the barn - along with the pre-paid shipping box to return the samples for analysis and recommendations, to be provided by Jesse McCoy, IVESCO Technical Services. The comprehensive analysis includes testing for nitrates, sulfates, pH, hardness, coliforms, E.coli, and a full range of minerals. IVESCO has furnished 2 test kits for the auction!

Retail value: $140 per kit

22. Pork Barrel Piggy Bank
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - $200

We think you'll agree, this piggy bank gives a whole new meaning to the term "pork barrel economics"! Bank cash for your own special "pork barrel project" in this handcrafted wooden piggy bank. A panel on the pig's belly allows funds to be withdrawn when needed.

Retail value: $50

23. American Heirloom Pork Cookbook
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Micah Jansen - $65

This cookbook, published by Checkerboard Kitchens in 1971, combines instructions for cooking "the new lean pork" with over 200 recipes, many of which are "heirlooms" passed down from generation to generation. Besides telling "The Story of Pork" and describing the various pork cuts, the comprehensive contents include recipes for fresh pork roasts, chops and steaks, ribs, barbecue, bacon, sausage, smoked pork, and variety cuts.

Retail value: $15

24, 25, 26 & 27. Carved Stone Pig
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - Beige $75, Brindle $95, Opaque $70, Hampshire $185

Each of these 2" x 3" pigs is hand-carved by craftsmen in Mexico, and each is unique! Pick your favorite(s), and bid away!

24. Beige pig
25. Brindle grey pig
26. Opaque pig
27. Hampshire pig

Retail value: $40 each

28. Booklet: Common Diseases of Swine, (c) 1925
Donated by: Dr. Tom Burkgren
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff - $205

Here is another treasure for those who enjoy antique documents and books! This 31-page, 6" x 9" promotional booklet was published in 1925 by two graduates of the Kansas City Veterinary College. Drs. W. E. Bowen and W. A. Shields formed the Bowen-Shields Chemical Company in 1922 to manufacture and market their "Marvel Medicine" for the prevention and treatment of the common diseases of swine, other than hog cholera. You will take a step back in time as you read the doctors' information and advice on topics including the care of pigs, necrotic enteritis, swine plague, hemorrhagic septicemia, flu, roundworms, and hog cholera. The booklet includes numerous photos, testimonials, and a list of more than 200 Midwest pig producers who provided unsolicited references for Marvel Medicine (there's a good chance you'll recognize some of the names). This is a true gem of history and information on swine production in the 1920's!

Retail value: $1.00

29. Original Oil Painting, "Wee Little Pigs" by Malia Wiley
Donated by: Swine Vet Center; St. Peter, MN
Purchased by: Audubon Manning Veterinary Clinic - $500

Swine Vet Center has commissioned an original oil on canvas painting by local Minnesota artist Malia Wiley. The finished piece, to be titled "Wee Little Pigs," will feature weaned pigs and will measure 24" high by 36" long. Malia grew up in rural Nicollet, Minnesota on a livestock farm and graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in art. She creates art in her home studio and sources the subjects of her work locally. Malia was recently awarded an Emerging Artist Grant for her nine-county area, and chose to center her project around local farmers and the hard work they do to produce the food we eat. This image is of another of Malia's paintings - just a sample of her outstanding work in the "porcine" arena!

Retail value: $500

30. Poppy Scarf
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Marie Culhane - $40

This lovely scarf is hand-knitted in a poppy pattern with purple baby bamboo yarn, and comes with a corsage pin made of hand-knitted flowers.

Retail value: $30

31. Scrappy Pig Crib Quilt
Donated by: Drs. Meghann and Michael Pierdon
Purchased by: Doug Powers - $300

This crib-sized quilt is perfect for a baby girl! It has a variety of fabrics, many of them with pigs, giving it a scrappy-quilt look. This quilt would be a good fit for the farm-animal-themed nursery. It is durable and safe to machine wash and dry. The quilt is currently a work-in-progress - the image shows the cute fabrics it will contain.

Retail value: $75

32. Rubber Ducky Baby Bath Towel Apron
Donated by: Wear and Tear Designs by Gail
Purchased by: Bill Minton - $100

This full-length bath-towel apron is the perfect gift for any new mother (or father)! No more reaching for the towel while bathing baby! The apron straps are adjustable to fit mom or dad, and a hand mitt and rubber ducky toys are included to make the package complete.

This handy apron was crafted by Gail Rueff, wife of former AASV president Dr. Larry Rueff. Her company, Wear and Tear Designs by Gail, creates wearable designs formed from new and repurposed materials.

Retail value: $30

33. Mini Beaded Purse Necklace
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Pete Sherlock - $65

Unique and beautiful! This purse was hand-knitted using navy embroidery floss and lavender seed beads. Measuring approximately 5x6 cm, you can stash a few toonies in it, or a folded paper bill.

Retail value: $30

34. Child's Sweater with Pig Motif
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Bill Marks - $200

Once again, JSHAP Associate Editor Dr. Judi Bell has knitted a sweater for the AASV Foundation auction. The sweater pictured here is from last year's auction. This year's sweater is pale green with a Hampshire pig motif. It has a ribbed neckline, collar, and cuffs.

35. Girl's Easter/Craft/Cooking Apron
Donated by: Wear and Tear Designs by Gail
Purchased by: Jane Morgan - $140

How cute is this? This full apron would make a great Easter or birthday gift for any young lady who enjoys crafting or cooking. It's designed to fit a young girl, approximate sizes 3 to 7. The bodice features an embroidered pig and the utility pockets are filled with crayons and paint brushes. The apron is accompanied by a vintage wooden basket/crate that contains a new box of crayons, markers, paints, and coloring books. Too much fun!

This "color-full" apron was crafted by Gail Rueff, wife of former AASV president Dr. Larry Rueff. Her company, Wear and Tear Designs by Gail, creates wearable designs formed from new and repurposed materials.

Retail value: $60

36, 37, 38, 39 & 40. Five "Taste of Elegance" Pork Gift Boxes from Compart Duroc Family Farms
Donated by: Swine Vet Center; St Peter, MN
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - $160, $170, $150, Clark Fobian - $130, Max Rodibaugh - $180

Swine Vet Center offers five "Taste of Elegance" gift boxes of premium Compart Duroc pork from Compart Family Farms in Minnesota. This meat is commonly referred to as "The Black Angus of Pork," possessing superior tenderness and juiciness while being naturally lean and delicious! The gift boxes include an assortment of rib frenched pork racks, hickory-smoked country pit ham, applewood-smoked bacon, boneless pork loin, baby back ribs, St. Louis ribs and pork tenderloins. Shipment will be direct to buyer any time before June 1 and is paid for by Swine Vet Center.  The winning bidders contact Swine Vet Center to make shipping arrangements.

Retail value: $125 per gift box

41. Carved Pig Bead Jewelry
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Paul Yeske - $200

This jewelry set contains an 80cm-long necklace, bracelet, and earrings. There are 10 carved pig heads and 2 carved sow beads spaced between blue angelite stone and coral quartz beads.

Retail value: $50

42. Framed Image by Joe Barban: Golden Eagle
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service
Purchased by: Jeff DeMint - $150

This image of the magestic Golden Eagle was captured by photographer Joe Barban. The framed image measures 21" x 27", and is signed and numbered (#1 of 99).

Retail value: $150

43. Norwegian Collection: Wool Blanket, 2 Red Woolen Seating Pads, and Chocolate
Donated by: Norsvin
Purchased by: Paul Ruen - $200

Stay warm and cozy at any outdoor event with these 2 woolen seating pads and wool blanket while you enjoy a selection of delicious Norwegian chocolate.

Retail value: $380

44. Ornate Sculpted Bronze Pig Door-Knocker
Donated by: Dr. Joe Connor and Joe Barban
Purchased by: Nathan Winkelman - $700

Sandy Scott is a bronze sculptor living in Lander, Wyoming. She received her formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artist for the motion picture industry. Born in Dubuque, Iowa and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she now maintains studios on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada, and in the mountains of northern Colorado. Joe and Jean Barban were in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for their annual fall photography shoot when they visited Wilcox Gallery. They saw this piece and thought it would be a nice addition to the silent auction. Dr. Joe Connor agreed, and joined the Barbans in purchasing it for the auction.

Retail value: $840

45. Maine Lobster Dinner for Six
Donated by: IDEXX
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff - $380

The winning bidder will receive a gift certificate for a Maine Lobster Dinner to serve six people. The dinner can be ordered at your convenience, and Port Lobster Co, Inc, will ship Fedex Priority Overnight next-day delivery at no charge. There is no expiration date! You'll receive:

Six 1 1/2-pound lobsters (alive or cooked as you request), 1 1/2 pounds of cooked Cocktail Shrimp and Shrimp Sauce, Six servings of New England Clam Chowder, Six servings of Maine Blueberry Crumble Dessert, 3-piece Seafood set (includes a claw cracker and 2 forks), Maine Sea Salt, Bibs and Placemats, and cooking or reheating instructions. What a feast!

Retail value: $275

46. Templeton Rye "The Good Stuff" Gift Basket
Donated by: Struve Labs International
Purchased by: Harm Voets - $160

This tempting gift basket contains a bottle of Iowa's famous Templeton Rye Whiskey and authentic Templeton Rye items including t-shirts, a hat, flask, and more!

Retail value: $100

47. Kentucky Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel Ale Gift Basket
Donated by: Russell Gilliam of Alltech
Purchased by: Doug Powers - $265

This basket includes some memorabilia from Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company! Known for their award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, the basket features a four-pack, 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: $200

48. Large Copper Engraving of a Wild Boar - 1760
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - $100

This 254-year-old copperplate engraving by Jacques de Seve is from Buffon's "HISTOIRE NATURAL" in 1760. A superb copper engraving with hand color. The leaf measures 22 x 27cm (7 1/2" x 9 1/2"). It is in excellent condition and ready to frame.

Retail value: $10

49. Set of Hand-turned Wine-bottle Stoppers
Donated by: Pat Anderson
Purchased by: Rodger Main - $300

These handsome wine-bottle stoppers were turned freehand by Mark Gearhart, CEO of Central Confinement Systems in Columbus, Nebraska. They are made of Cocobolo wood, a hard and heavy wood with grain that is irregular and of medium-fine texture. The Dalbergia species of Cocobolo grows on the west coast of Central America. The color turns deep orange-red with exposure. Each of the five stopper turnings is unique, and the set makes an impressive display in the stand provided.

Pat Anderson, the generous donor of this item, is the wife of the late Dr. Jack Anderson, former president of the AASV. Thank you, Pat!

Retail value: $135

50. 1 Case Liquitein (Two 2½-gallon jugs)
Donated by: TechMix, LLC
Purchased by: John Baker - $100

Maintaining gut health during the transition from weaning to dry feed intake or when a pig is challenged can make the difference between a healthy pig and a starve-out. Liquitein is a ready-to-use liquid formula that contains functional plasma proteins. Liquitein provides critical nutrients through the water when pigs are not inclined to eat. The benefits of using plasma in spray-dried form are well established. Liquitein delivers plasma proteins through an innovative, water-soluble method. By adding functional plasma proteins through the water, Liquitein helps to prevent nutrient disruption until dry feed intake has increased.

Retail value: $160

51. Adjustable HN55 Chemilizer
Donated by: Hydro Systems Co
Purchased by: James Unwin - $110

The Chemilizer is a proportional liquid chemical injector that injects a precise amount of chemical in proportion to a volume of water. The Chemilizer runs off water flow rather than electricity, and features a diaphragm that requires no filtration of the water prior to the medicator. The Chemilizer is Hydro Systems' leading medicator for the swine industry, whether you are injecting vaccines, probiotics, vitamins or antibiotics. The new adjustable pump allows you to adjust your injection on-site and fine-tune your chemical to get the dilution ratio you need.

Retail value: $300

52. 2014 Allen D Leman Conference Registration
Donated by: University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education
Purchased by: Mark Engesser - $275

The University of Minnesota will host the annual allen D. Leman Swine Conference on September 15-16, 2014, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The winning bidder will receive registration for the main conference, including electronic proceedings.

Retail value: $330

53. Bose SoundDock® Portable Digital Music System
Donated by: Drs. Larry Rueff and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Paul Ruen

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: $300

54. Bose In-Ear QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones
Donated by: Drs. Larry Rueff and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Gloria Basse - $325

In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound. Consider them your go-to headphones, wherever you go! The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or, choose Aware mode and let some of it in—all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive with lifelike Bose® sound. Wherever your day takes you, QC®20i headphones keep you connected. To the beat of your music, and the pulse of what's around you.

And your music's even easier to enjoy when you're not fussing with your headphones. Proprietary StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit with no need to force them into your ears. The cone shape spreads contact evenly across the ear for maximum comfort, and forms a gentle seal that contributes to the headphones' full-spectrum noise reduction.

Controls are all at your fingertips. Use the slider switch on the control module to turn noise cancelling on and off. The inline remote/microphone houses Aware mode and call answer/end buttons. The 4-button remote, customized for use with your iPhone or iPod, adds volume, music control and voice commands.

The environmentally friendly built-in lithium-ion battery (located inside the module) charges in just 2 hours with the included USB cable, and delivers up to 16 hours playing time per charge. A battery indicator light displays power status. And, even if the battery dies, your music still plays with performance similar to that of our regular in-ear headphones. When not in use, simply store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case.

Please note, the QC20i model is designed specifically for use with Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads. (not compatible with Android or other devices).

Retail value: $300

55. Original Oil Painting "Oink, Resting Pig"
Donated by: Dr. Richard and Catherine Collins, Hog Wild Health, LLC
Purchased by: Bill Minton - $350

We are offering a framed original oil painting entitled "Oink, Resting Pig" by famed Illinois artist, Beverly Garcia. Ms. Garcia's paintings have been showcased throughout the Midwest. Her favorite subjects to paint are landscapes, still lifes, and animals. "Oink, Resting Pig" just happens to be a picture of a pig from one of Dr. Collins' clients, making the picture even more special. Please support the foundation and give "Oink" a new home!

Retail value: $650

56. iPad Mini
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Randy Anderson - $375

The full iPad experience - everything you love about iPad - the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, 10-hour battery life - is everything you'll love about iPad mini, too! Beautiful 7.9-inch display, ultra-fast wireless - with advanced Wi-Fi that's up to twice as fast as any previous generation iPad. Included: iPad Mini, lightning to USB cable, and USB power adapter.

Retail value: $330

57. G Loomis Fishing Rod with Pflueger Patriarch Spinning Reel
Donated by: AVMA PLIT
Purchased by: Daryl Olsen - $800

Sometimes 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

58. Dr. Mayfield Laboratories Hog Tablets - Antique Bottle
Donated by: Lee and Sue Schulteis
Purchased by: Hank Harris - $175

Those who enjoy reflecting on the "good ol' days" should take note of this interesting find. The 8" tall bottle is empty, but the label is full of history! Dr. Mayfield Laboratories' Hog Tablets, produced in Charles City, Iowa, contained 18.4 grains of sodium arsanilate (arsenic) per tablet, for the treatment of swine dysentery. The label also includes instructions for administration of the arsenic in the water to stimulate growth. The bottle bears the original price mark of $9.60 for the 500 tablets it once contained.

Retail value: $3.00

59. The Academy of Rural Veterinarians In-the-Field Gift Basket
Donated by: The Academy of Rural Veterinarians
Purchased by: Peggy Anne Hawkins - $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 a 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

60. 12 100-ml Bottles of Enroflox™ 100
Donated by: Norbrook
Purchased by: Randy Bush - $200

Enroflox™ 100 is a sterile, ready-to-use injectable antimicrobial solution that contains enrofloxacin, a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent. Enroflox 100 is indicated for the treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD) associated with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, Haemophilus parasuis and Streptococcus suis. Therapeutic treatment with Enroflox 100 is administered as a single dose for one day in swine. Each mL of Enroflox 100 contains 100 mg of enrofloxacin.

Retail value: $500 (vet price)

61 & 62. Box of Grazix F (6 Bottles Each)
Donated by: LiveLeaf, Inc.
Purchased by: John Baker - $275, Wayne Freese - $260

Grazix-F is a flavoring solution for livestock manufactured by LiveLeaf®, Inc. It is intended to support healthy hydration levels in swine production.

Grazix is a family of next-generation natural animal health products, based on Reactive Plant Immunity, or RPI. It was developed by LiveLeaf as one of the most important applications of RPI, to address the significant challenges faced by veterinary professionals in maintaining healthy animal digestive balance in production environments.

LiveLeaf has provided 2 boxes (6 bottles each) for the auction.

Retail value: $1100 per box

63. Watercolor: Pigs
Donated by: Dr. Paul Runnels
Purchased by: Nathan Winkelman - $170

Three pigs are preparing to "free range" in this watercolor painting by Kimiko, who lives near Richland, Michigan. The painting itself is about 5x7 inches. Including the frame, it measures 14.5 x 17 inches.

Retail value: $200

64. Pork Chop Bowtie
Donated by: IVESCO
Purchased by: Paul Ruen - $60

You'll be stylin' wearing this pork chop bowtie, featuring a "play on words" design of pigs and cleavers against a yellow background.

Retail value: $80

65. Necktie: When Pigs Fly
Donated by: IVESCO
Purchased by: Gloria Basse - $200

Rows of flying pigs with colorful wings adorn this aqua traditional-style necktie.

Retail value: $80

66 & 67. Carved Wooden Pigs from China
Donated by: Drs. Angel Manabat and Jer Geiger - PIC Asia
Purchased by: Scanlon Daniels (Boar) - $500, Paul Armbrecht (Sow) - $360

This pair of large, carved wooden pigs from China would do well to decorate a home or office. The mature boar and sow measure approximately 18 x 10 x 8 inches each, and weigh 28 and 33 pounds, respectively. They are stained in dark tones and quite sturdy. They'll be auctioned separately:

66. Boar
67. Sow

Retail value: $150 each

68. Happy Pig Figure
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht - $65

This happy pig figure sits about 8" tall and weighs nearly 8 pounds. The sticker on the bottom indicates this perky plaster-cast porcine was handcrafted in Mexico. It can't help but bring a smile and feeling of contentment to all who gaze upon its cheerful countenance.

Retail value: $25

69. Framed Copy of Paul Harvey's Speech
Donated by: Zinpro Corporation
Purchased by: Paul Yeske - $850

A 19" x 22" framed copy of Paul Harvey's "So God Made a Farmer" speech given at a 1978 Future Farmers of America convention. The speech was given as an extension of the Genesis creation narrative referring to God's actions on the 8th day of creation. Harvey described the characteristics of a farmer in each phrase, ending them with the recurring statement, "So God made a farmer."

The speech became even more famous in 2012 when it was used in a two-minute Dodge Ram Super Bowl XLVII commercial entitled "Farmer." The ad was made in collaboration with the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation, and Dodge Ram agreed to donate up to $1,000,000 to the foundation based on the views received by the YouTube video. The goal, which was based on $100,000 for every million views, was reached in less than five days.

Retail value: $350

70, 71, 72. Mystery Shopping Cards P-I-G!
Donated by: Swine Health Services, LLC; Frankfort, IN
Purchased by: Bill Starke - $400, Pete Sherlock - $275, Tom Gillespie - $275

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. But there's more value to the cards than meets the eye - the pig featured on the cards is Jasper, who belonged to Dr. Max Rodibaugh's father and was the Grand Champion barrow at the 1969 (!) Chicago International. Jasper's claim to fame doesn't stop there - he was also the pig the small Breyer model was made from. After you exhaust the funds on the card, you'll want to frame it for posterity!

Bid often - have fun bidding, supporting the Foundation, and shopping!

Retail value: ??? Now that's the fun! To be revealed at the close of the silent auction!
P: $300
I: $100
G: $200

73. Collection of Fun "Bacon" Items
Donated by: Abilene Animal Hospital (Abilene, Kansas)
Purchased by: Clark Huinker - $75

From bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss, chapstick, mints, and jelly beans to bacon-themed duct tape, necktie, and cookbook, this basket contains everything a bacon-lover could wish for and more! There's even a bacon t-shirt you can wear to share your bacon pride with the rest of the world. Everything's better with bacon!

Retail value: $150

74. Carved Breeding Pigs
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Jodie Pettit - $200

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

Retail value: $40

75. iPad Air 32GB with WiFi
Donated by: The HANOR Company
Purchased by: Tom Petznick - $600

The new iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7 — iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined. Check out the extensive list of built-in apps. There's no limit to what you - and your iPad Air - can do!

Retail value: $600

76 - 77. Canyon Road - A Book of Prayer
Donated by: David Reeves
Purchased by: Warren Wilson - $150, John Waddell - $150

This is a book ABOUT prayer and a book OF prayer, written by Dr. David Reeves’ daughter, Kari Kristina Reeves. It was a 2013 New York Book Show 1st place award winner! The winning bidder will receive the digital edition for Kindle or iPad in addition to the hard copy book on display here.

Retail value: $48

78-79. One Weekend (Two Nights) Stay at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Donated by: Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Purchased by: Charles Martin - $85, Peggy Anne Hawkins - $100

Return to Dallas to enjoy a leisurely weekend! The Sheraton Dallas Hotel has generously provided a gift certificate for one weekend stay (two nights), to be used by February 28, 2015. The winning bidder also receives a certificate for breakfast for two at The Kitchen Table.

Retail value: $350+

RAFFLE PRIZE: Dean & Deluca Wine Club Subscription
Donated by: Zoetis Animal Health - US PORK Business
Raffle Winner: Tony Scheiber

Dean and Deluca's Artisans Wine Club presents bottles of hand-crafted wines that offer that rarest of things: a perfect balance of quality and value. This item will not be available for bidding - it's the GRAND PRIZE in this year's AASV Foundation RAFFLE! The raffle winner will receive 3 specially selected bottles per month for twelve months. Each bottle has been sourced by Tasting Panel Member, Mark Mendenhall, from wineries such as Crossroads, Napa Valley Farms, and Stolpman. The winner will also have access to Mark's extensive tasting notes, along with hand-crafted wine and vineyard tales.

So you - yes, YOU - could be the winner of this wonderful wine club subscription! You don't even need to be at the auction to win! Purchase your raffle tickets from one of the AASV Foundation Auction Committee Members, or contact the AASV.

Retail value: $1500