AASV Foundation 2015 Fundraising Auction

Follow Your Passion!

Monday, March 2, 2015
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Orlando, Florida

The AASV Foundation Auction Committee dedicated this year's auction in honor of two of the foundation’s most passionate supporters, the late Dr Rod Johnson and his wife, Jean. The Johnsons' leadership, enthusiasm, and support has been instrumental in the success of the AASV Foundation Auctions.

"Hog" Raffle

Thanks to the generosity of MVP Laboratories, the AASV Foundation raffled off a brand new 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide "Hog" motorcycle with custom upgrades! This $27,500 beast is the FLHX model with upgraded faring, reflex-linked brakes with ABS, premium touch-screen radio, security, cruise control and custom-painted Superior Blue! The lucky winner was Gentrie Shafer. Congratulations, Gentrie, and thanks to all who purchased a raffle ticket to support the AASV Foundation!

Raffle Proceeds: $30,150


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!

AVMA PLIT: $2500 donation in memory of Dr. Rod Johnson
Andrew Kleis, Insight Wealth Group; and Brian Boyle, Boyle Capital Management: $1000 donation in memory of Dr. Rod Johnson
Bank of the West: $1000 donation
Dr Jack and Carla Coleman: $1000 donation
Dr Jim Collins: $500 donation
South West Ontario Veterinary Services: $250 donation
Doug Mabie; Robert W. Baird & Co: $250 donation
Mrs. Jack Anderson: $150 donation
Dr. Peter Franz: $100 donation
Total Contributions: $6750

Items up for Bid

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LIVE AUCTION (Items #1-16)
Live Auction Proceeds: $43,500

1. Browning Citori 725 Field Over Under 20-Gauge Shotgun
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Doug Powers, 4 Star Veterinary Services: $3200

Balance. Form. Excellence. The new Citori 725 is the evolution of John M. Browning’s legendary B25 Superposed, now with the modern performance advantage of a Low-Profile receiver. With a 725, you get the "one with the gun" feeling you want, with the long lasting durability you expect from a Browning over and under. The 725 showcases an all-new Mechanical Trigger (FireLite) that offers unmatched feel and lighter pull weights than ever before. Inflex Technology has also been added to make shooting more comfortable. And the new Invector-DS choke system moves to a new level of performance.

Retail value: $2470

2. A Royal Bacon Experience
Donated by: Suidae Health & Production
Purchased by: Mike Terrill, Topigs Norsvin: $2000

This package includes 6 Early Admission tickets to the 2016 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, the largest bacon showcase in the world, paired with a multi-course, bacon-inspired, one-of-a-kind dining experience and cocktails provided at Big City Burgers & Greens in Des Moines, Iowa! Your hotel stay at the Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Des Moines will be provided, as well as a limousine ride to and from the festival. A Suidae veterinarian will accompany your group of 6 for this event. This outing will be one fit for royalty!

Note, the festival date for 2016 is yet to be determined. (It was held Jan 31, 2015).

Retail value: $2000

3. Three-Person, Two-Day Night Vision Thermal Hog Hunt
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Purchased by: Dennis Villani and Dale Mechler: $3250

A 2 day, 3 person fully guided night vision thermal hog hunt with meals, lodging and ammo included and a $500 travel voucher.

At Wild River Ranch (http://www.wildriverranch.net/Home.html), located on the San Antonio river near Goliad, Texas, we use only the latest, Generation III, Military grade Night Vision Devices. We also use Thermal imaging. This amazing technology allows us to see even in ZERO light, including new moon, and under the canopy of the forest. Imagine the excitement of stalking up to 15 wild hogs with an AR-15 and 4X NV, or shooting them from a 2 story tall monster truck at night. Use of our 6.8 SPC fully suppressed rifles with night vision scopes is included along with hunting ammo which is included in this package…if you would like to use our 900 yard rifle range you can purchase that ammo at the lodge. GUARANTEE - If we never see one, you come back for free.

SAFETY - We will stress this again and again. Our hog hunts can potentially be dangerous. The animals themselves sometimes charge the hunters, and when we are in combat mode, things get wooly in a hurry. If you have never handled a semi-automatic rifle before, we hope that you will tell us that. We do everything possible to avoid accidents. Wild River Ranch has partnered with experienced instructors with extensive military, combat and law enforcement backgrounds to bring our clients professional training to enhance their hunting experience at the ranch. We will have a short course (30 minute training class included) prior to the first night hunt along with pre-shoot at the range but if you want to upgrade this experience we can talk about it when we schedule your hunt.

Retail value: $4100

4. New York City Trip for Two
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Peggy Anne Hawkins and Teddi Wolff: $5000

This fabulous trip for two to the "Big Apple" includes:

Economy flights for 2 people
Ground transportation to and from the airport (either LGA or JFK)
Two nights' hotel stay (Friday to Sunday) at either the Intercontinental or Grand Hyatt Hotel (winning bidder to choose)
Two tickets to a sporting or theater event (winning bidder to confirm date and time of chosen event)
$200 American Express gift card for dinner

The winning bidder will need to provide at least 60 days notification for the trip dates.

Retail value: $3000

5. Highland Hideaway Pheasant Hunt for 4 in Riverside, Iowa
Donated by: Fast Genetics
Purchased by: Dennis Dwyer, Phibro Animal Health: $3200

Enjoy some of Iowa's best pheasant hunting on Highland Hideaway Hunting Preseve 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 fiels

Retail value: $3500

6. Dean and Deluca Wine Club Subscription
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Paul Runnels: $2700

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. The winning bidder 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.

Retail value: $1500

7. Hand-crafted Leather Pig Footstool
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by: Theresa and Bill Minton, 4 Star Veterinary Services: $2600

Pharmgate Animal Health and Aivlosin are proud to donate this item to the AASV Foundation Auction. For those rare moments when a swine veterinarian gets to rest his/her feet, it should be done only with the best footstool money can buy! This Dimitri Omersa designed leather pig footstool was handcrafted in Lincolnshire, England. It was originally sold by Liberty's of Regent Street in London, then by Abercrombie and Fitch in the US. Put up your feet in style and impress those who visit your office or home with this uniquely crafted leather pig footstool.

Retail value: $900

8. Three-day Guided Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in North Dakota - October 2015
Donated by: Animal Science Products, Inc.
Purhcased by: Bob Evelsizer: $2750

This is the hunt of a lifetime for most! The 3-day hunt for 4 hunters 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 and pintails daily from agricultural fields, as well as a wide array of goose species. 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. The successful bidder should contact Culley Wilson for date selections.

Retail value: $6000

9. Four ELITE Tickets to a 2015 Green Bay Packers Football Game at Lambeau Field
Donated by the Packer Backers: Drs. Butch Baker, Paul Mleziva, Art Mueller, and Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Paul Sundberg: $6750

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

10. Four Person Pheasant/Quail Hunt
Donated by: Harrisvaccines
Purchased by: Matt Anderson, Suidae Health & Production: $1700

This bird hunt for up to four people will take place at the Wirth Woods Preserve, a licensed hunting preserve located in Story City, Iowa. It includes six pheasant and six quail. Hunts are available by appointment only. Valid for 2015-2016 season: September 1, 2014 - April 1, 2016.

Retail value: $170

11. Polaris Outlaw® 90 ATV
Donated by: AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Mike Pierdon: $3750

Isn't she pretty in pink? This best-selling youth ATV comes in pink OR blue, and features a 4-stroke engine, two-wheel drive, long-travel rear suspension, and automatic transmission with reverse. It comes with lots of safety features: daytime running lights, parent-adjustable speed limiter, safety tether, helmet, safety flag, and Polaris rider training instructional DVD. (No operators age 10 or younger. Adult supervision required.)

Retail value: $2900

12. Polaris Sportsman® 90 ATV
Donated by: AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Daryl Olsen: $3500

Can you say SERIOUS FUN? And no, that is not an oxymoron! This best-selling youth ATV features a 4-stroke engine, two-wheel drive, long-travel rear suspension, and automatic transmission with reverse. It comes with lots of safety features: daytime running lights, parent-adjustable speed limiter, safety tether, helmet, safety flag, and Polaris rider training instructional DVD. (No operators age 10 or younger. Adult supervision required.)

Retail value: $2900

13 & 14. "Taste of Elegance" Gift Box of Premium Compart Duroc Pork (2)
Donated by: Swine Vet Center (St Peter, Minnesota)
Purchased by: Paul and Lori Yeske: $900 and Randy Jones: $900

Swine Vet Center donates 2 "Taste of Elegance" gift boxes of premium Compart Duroc pork from Compart Family Farms in Minnesota, a 3rd Generation Family Farm and one of the largest family-owned swine genetics businesses in the Midwest. The Compart Duroc 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. The pork gift boxes will be auctioned separately; shipment will be direct to buyer(s) any time before June 1 and is paid for by Swine Vet Center.  Buyer contacts Swine Vet Center to make shipping arrangements.

Retail value: $125 per pork gift box

15 & 16. Reicks View Farms Pork Gift Box (2)
Donated by: Swine Vet Center (St Peter, Minnesota)
Purchased by: Tom Marsteller, Elanco: $600 and Clifford Smith, GlobalVetLINK: $700

Swine Vet Center donates 2 gift boxes of pork from Reicks View Farms, a 5th Generation Family Farm and producer of  quality, corn-fed Iowa pork – commonly referred to as the “Pride of Iowa.” Boxes include an assortment of delicious applewood smoked and black pepper bacon, smoked bone-in ham, fully cooked natural casing bratwurst and baby back ribs. The gift boxes will be auctioned separately; shipment will be direct to buyer(s) any time before June 1 and is paid for by Swine Vet Center. Buyer contacts Swine Vet Center to make shipping arrangements.

Retail value: $125 per pork gift box

Silent Auction Proceeds: $22,185

17-20. 10 oz Silver Bar Engraved with AASV Logo (x4)
Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Services, Inc.
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $475, $500, $500 and Dale Mechler: $475

You won't find this anyplace else: a 10-ounce silver bar engraved with the AASV logo! An investment, keepsake, and collectible, all in one. 4 Star Veterinary Services has commissioned 4 of these for the auction, to be sold separately.

Retail value: $325 each.

21. The Last Great Wild Places: Forty Years of Photography by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service & Joe Barban
Purchased by: Paul Knoernschild: $550

The Last Great Wild Places chronicles legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen's past 40 years of photographic adventures in the field, capturing the splendor of wild places and intimate moments with animals. This book contains more than 150 of Mangelsen's most important images. Spanning all seven continents and crossing the northernmost to the southernmost extremes of the Earth, these spectacular images take both an intimate and far-reaching look into the natural world that has inspired artists, conservationists, and adventurers for centuries.

This highly-collectible, limited-edition book (#6 of 1000) is personally signed and numbered by Tom Mangelsen himself. A porfolio tucked inside the front cover holds a 10" x 17" original fine art print of Mangelsen's image of an elk crossing the Snake River, signed and numbered to match the book. This special leather book measures 12" x 18", and is packaged in a clamshell-style portfolio case.

Follow the link to Tom Mangelsen's Images of Nature website: http://mangelsen.com

Retail value: $1000

22. "Farm Life" Woodcut Print and Easel
Donated by: Paul and Janice Runnels
Purchased by: Douglas Weiss, Phibro Animal Health: $360

This woodcut by Iowa artist John Schirmer is #8 of 300. Three images of a bygone era are depicted in this framed piece which is approximately 11" x 18". The piece is displayed on a handmade walnut desktop easel.

Retail value: $120

23. Bose SoundDock Series III
Donated by: Drs Larry Rueff and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Joel Burkgren: $185

The SoundDock Series III digital music system lets you play music from any iPod or iPhone model with an Apple Lightning™ connector, and enjoy it with Bose® quality sound. Its proprietary acoustic design delivers a unique combination of small size and proven performance. The convenient remote controls the system and basic iPod or iPhone functions, including playlist navigation. It works with and charges iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector, and auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices.

Retail value: $250

24. Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker
Donated by: Drs Larry Rueff and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Deb Sundberg: $125

The SoundLink® Color speaker has a range of about 30 feet, so you can enjoy your music out loud, without wires. It pairs with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple. And the speaker remembers the eight most recent devices you've used, so reconnecting is even easier. It provides up to 8 hours of music from its rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charger included). Auxiliary input enables you to connect to other audio sources, like a tablet or MP3 player.

Retail value: $130

25. Bose Quiet Comfort 20i Noise Cancelling Headphones
Donated by: Drs Larry Rueff and Matt Ackerman
Purchased by: Lisa Tokach: $250

These headphones are made specifically for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, with noise-cancelling ability that rivals any full-size headphone. The inline mic/remote handles iPod/iPhone music and call functions, and proprietary StayHear+ tips provide a soft, secure fit that maximizes noise reduction performance. "Aware" mode lets you hear what's around you when listening to music.

Retail value: $330

26. Joe Barban Image: First Light - Oxbow Bend, Grand Tetons National Park
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service & Joe Barban
Purchased by: Erin Lowe: $90

First light illuminates Mount Moran as fog lifts from the Snake River oxbow. Mount Moran and the morning clouds are reflected in the quiet waters. The Snake River oxbow is a favorite photography location for Jean and me. This scene is an icon for Grand Tetons National Park in northwest Wyoming.

This is a 16" x 20" image in a stand out format with a matte laminate finish.

Retail value: $100

27 - 28. Wooden Pig Cutting Board with Indian Island Wine (2 sets)
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic and Bill Crawford
Purchased by: Daryl Olsen: $100 and Jessica Rosener: $105

This cute and functional wooden pig cutting board is accompanied by a bottle of Indian Island wine from Prairie Wind, Minnesota. It also includes recipes, seasoning, a meat thermometer, and $100 in pork gift certificates (five $20 certificates). We'll offer two of these sets, auctioned separately.

Retail value: $140 per set

29. Pig Wine Bottle Holder with Wine
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Daryl Olsen: $75

Enjoy this happy, lounging pig guzzling a bottle of delicious Indian Island wine, from Prairie Wind, Minnesota!

Retail value: $40

30. Hampshire Boar Bookends
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Matt Anderson: $130

These detailed and life-like Hampshire boar bookends are engraved with the veterinary Aesculapian staff.

Retail value: $150

31. Engraved Wooden Desk Set
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Kathleen Wood: $105

Brighten your office with this 3-compartment pencil box holder, engraved with the AASV logo, and matching business card holder with pig engraving.

Retail value: $37

32. Sow and Piglet Engraved Recipe Box and Candy Jar
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Betsy Newton: $110

Make a cute addition to any room by displaying this recipe box and candy jar, each engraved with a sow and her trailing piglets.

Retail value: $50

33. Hampshire Cutting Board Trivet
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Barry Kerkaert: $260

This solid oak trivet is engraved with the AASV logo and detailed with a Hampshire pig. Suitable for display or kitchen use.

Retail value: $90

34. Duroc Boar Statuette
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Doug Groth: $210

This intricately sculpted Duroc boar is perfect for display anywhere!

Retail value: $95

35. Joe Barban Image: First Light - Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service & Joe Barban
Purchased by: Lisa Tokach: $110

Dawn broke with a grey sky and abundant cloud cover, creating a perfect opportunity to photograph the lower falls of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. Cutting through ancient rock, the Yellowstone River is a principal tributary of the Missouri River. The river cascades 308 feet to create the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, exposing layers of rock that display multiple hues of red, pink, and yellow.

This is a 16" x 20" image in a stand-out format with a matte laminate finish.

Retail value: $100

36. Child's Sweater with Pig Motif
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff: $75

JSHAP Associate Editor Dr. Judi Bell has been busy clickity-clacking those knitting needles of hers, and the result is another child's knitted sweater for the AASV Foundation auction! This lovely green sweater has a ribbed neckline, collar, and cuffs, and features a red "Duroc" pig motif on the front. It's a size 7, measuring 32" around the chest with a sleeve length of 16".

37. Girl's Cupcake Apron and Accessories
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Theresa Minton: $75

This girl's halter cupcake apron comes with matching chef's hat, two sets of oven mitts, and child's cooking utensils. The apron is fully lined with bottom ruffle and ties at the neck and waist. This apron will fit approximate girl's sizes 3 to 6. Two sets of oven mitts are included for different ages (for play purposes only; cannot be used with hot items). Also included are adjustable matching chef's hat and child-sized cooking utensils.

Retail value: $60

38. Baby Blanket, Bib, and Burp Cloths
Donated by: Dr Lori Feldmann
Purchased by: Jana Morgan: $110

This baby blanket is constructed of soft "I Heart Bacon" and chevron flannel fabrics that your little one will love to snuggle with! The bib is constructed of the same flannels, and the burp cloths feature the "I Heart Bacon" flannel with a soft terrycloth on the back.

Retail value: $40

39. Tractor-themed Baby Bath Towel Apron, Backpack, Toy Tractor, and Book
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Daryl Olsen: $75

This baby bath towel apron features International Harvester red tractor fabric, with the saying "What Happens on My Tractor Stays on My Tractor." The apron is made for parents to use when bathing baby. Keep yourself dry as you bathe baby; dry off baby; and then hang apron to dry! The apron straps are adjustable so that more than one person can make use of it. Also included are a small matching backpack, a plastic toy red tractor (Green Farm brand), and a new child's book, "Tractor Mac Farmer's Market," by Bill Steers.

Retail value: $60

40. Felt Barnyard Animals
Donated by: Dr. Meghann Pierdon
Purchased by: Duane Long: $165

These fuzzy hand-sewn animals accompany the childrens book, Moo Baa La La La, by Sandra Boynton. Fun for infants and toddlers alike! The set includes a pig, cow, and sheep as well as the board book.

Retail value: $40

41. Pigs for Preschoolers
Donated by: "Grandma Sue" Schulteis
Purchased by: Beth Lautner: $120

This pig-themed set of three adorable children’s books is sure to entertain any preschooler – and their parents! A pink pig earflap hat, crocheted by “Grandma Sue,” accompanies the books. After reading the books, your preschooler will want to don the hat, make pancakes, and learn to read – and they’ll know that pigs are really, really smart!

Retail value: $50

42. Hormel Pork Gift Pack
Donated by: AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $525

AMVC and PIC have assembled a fabulous gift pack of assorted Hormel pork products to enjoy!

Retail value: $500.

43. Pork Gift Basket
Donated by: Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC)
Purchased by: Mitch Michalak: $550

Feed your passion for pork with this basket of delicious items from Indiana Packers Corporation! It includes:

1 case of Pork Loin Back Ribs, 2.0/Up (approximately 35 pounds)
1 case of Pork Tenderloins (approximately 16 pounds)
1 case of Indiana Kitchen Sliced Bacon (24 one-pound retail packages)

Retail value: $500

44. "Smiling Pig" Painting by Allessandra Chiotti
Donated by: IDEXX
Purchased by: Tim Loula: $175

"Smiling Pig" by Alessandra Chiotti is acrylic and paper on canvas. This painting is a one-of-a-kind, 24" x 24" portrait of a pig commissioned by IDEXX for the AASV Foundation Auction. No frame needed!

Retail value: $350

45. Antique Hog Holder
Donated by: Dr Karen Lehe - Merck Animal Health
Purchased by: Paul Yeske: $200

Patented in 1931, Dr. Rienhart's Handy Hog Holder was designed to restrain both small and larger pigs. This vintage collectible is 21" long and made of cast iron.

Retail value: $44

46. Diseases of Swine, First Edition
Donated by: Dr Sabrina Swenson
Purchased by: Micah Jansen: $405

Hard-bound copy of Disease of Swine, edited by Howard Dunne. Copyright date of 1958, but possibly a first reprint of 1959. The original price sticker of $12.50 is still inside the book. Photos are all black and white. The book is in good condition.

47. Foot and Mouth Disease Poster - 1924
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Gordon Spronk: $1000

This original foot and mouth disease billboard poster was published in the UK in May 1924. It measures 48" x 24". Fragile!

Retail value: $100

48. Foot and Mouth Disease Original Cartoon
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Michael Senn: $75

This original artwork by cartoonist KES from Liverpool, England appears to feature one of the three little pigs implementing biosecurity measures.

Retail value: $25

49. Gleason’s Veterinary Handbook ©1889
Donated by: Dr. Tom Burkgren
Purchased by: Jim Kober: $155

This comprehensive veterinary handbook was published in 1889.  As might be expected in a book of this era, it focuses on horses, but includes sections on cattle, swine, and sheep as well. It makes for fascinating reading – you’ll love the instructions for “Catching a pig” on page 421. Fair condition.

Retail value: $30

50. Kentucky Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel Ale Gift Basket
Donated by: Russell Gilliam of Alltech
Purchased by: Doug Powers: $200

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 four-pack 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: $200

51. Templeton Rye Gift Basket
Donated by: Struve Labs International
Purchased by: Corky Feuerbach: $130

This tempting gift basket will include a bottle of Iowa' famous Templeton Rye Whisky along with a collection of authentic Templeton Rye merchandise.

Retail value: $200

52. Handcrafted Wooden Pig with Drawer
Donated by: Dr Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Kent Schwartz

Perhaps the satisfied expression on this carved wooden pig's face reflects its role as a keeper of treasures. The small drawer tucked into its belly is just the right size to hold coins, jewelry, and other small collectibles. The pig is about 4" tall and 7" long; its keepsake drawer is 2 1/2" by 2". Handcrafted in Mexico.

Retail value: $90

53. Carved Stone Pig Nightlight Lamp
Donated by: Dr Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dale Hendrickson: $250

This substantial carved stone pig keeps watch by day and shines reassuringly by night. It's about 6" tall by 7" long, and weighs ten pounds! Hand-carved in Mexico.

Retail value: $80

54 - 55. Carved Breeding Pigs
Donated by: Dr Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Pete Thomas: $90 and Michael Pierdon: $80

These unique paperweights are sure to be conversation starters! They are carved of native stone by Mexican craftsmen. The pink paperweight is 4" tall by 5" long, while the opaque one is 5" x 7". Each will be auctioned separately.

54. Pink paperweight
55. Beige paperweight

Retail value: $40 each

56. Sculpted Metal Pig
Donated by: Dr John Baker, Warrick Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Ian Levis: $200

This sculpted metal pig was created by Blake Willis of Selma, Alabama. Blake is a farm hand who creates sculptures using scraps of metal from around the farm. The sculpture measures approximately 24" wide x 20" long x 12" tall. It may be hung or placed on a pole or stand. The finish is rustic but could be painted by owners as desired.

57 - 64. Carved Stone Pigs from Mexico
Donated by: Dr Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht, Bill Minton, Kathleen Wood

Each of these pigs is just under 2" by 3", and is hand-carved of native stone by craftsmen in Mexico. Pick your favorite(s), and bid away!

57. Black
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $65

58. Black and white
Purchased by: Bill Minton: $65

59. Pink and grey
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $50

60. Pink
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $90

61. Gray swirl
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $85

62. Gray
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $80

63. Opaque 1
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $35

64. Opaque 2
Purchased by: Kathleen Wood: $35

Retail value: $15 each

65. "Inhognito": Framed Print by Ann Hanson
Donated by: Bill and Dawn Starke
Purchased by: Tim Loula: $440

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 has been attractively matted and framed and measures 25" x 25" It is signed and numbered (529 of 750) by the artist.

Retail value: $200

66 - 67. LANCEL Paris Vanity Case for Ladies
Donated by: MERIAL France (Alberto Aguilera and Amanda Evans - Global Swine Business Unit)
Purchased by: Jim Kober: $80 and Jim Kober: $80

A very chic and attractive toiletry bag from LANCEL's collection; practical interior design and water-resistant canvas. MERIAL France has donated TWO of these lovely vanity cases, to be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $175

68. Coach Classic Small Backpack Style No. 6613
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Ruth Loula: $260

Compact and surprisingly chic, this Coach classic small backpack features elegant signature jaquard with luxe leather trim and an assortment of useful pockets inside. Here are the details: Cellphone/pen/multi-function pocket, inside zip pocket, ring to clip accessory or keyring, back zip pocket, drawstring and clip-front closure, signature jacquard fabric with leather trim, fabric lining, 8 1/2" top handle, and 32" adjustable back straps. The backpack measures 8 1/2" long by 10" high by 4 3/4" wide.

Retail value: $258

69. HUGO BOSS Silk Tie + Pure Wool Scarf for Gentlemen
Donated by: MERIAL France (Alberto Aguilera and Amanda Evans - Global Swine Business Unit)
Purchased by: Deb Sundberg: $105

Take note of this very elegant and fashionable HUGO BOSS pure silk tie and stylish designer scarf made of a soft wool blend!

Retail value: Tie $62; Scarf $75

70. Knitted Cowl with Pig Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Paul Yeske: $75

This knitted cowl was made by Dr. Detmer using Tiara yarn by Hikoo: a blend of fuzzy mohair, soft wool and lightweight acrylic yarn that is beaded and sequined. The hand-crafted pin is a brass pig surrounded by oak leaves. Perfect for any sophisticated pig lover!

Retail value: $50

71 - 72. Pandora Sterling Silver Iconic Bracelet Set
Donated by: Swine Vet Center (St Peter, Minnesota)
Purchased by: Daniel Hendrickson: $320 and Paul Armbrecht: $400

Pandora’s philosophy is that every woman in the world is unique and has her own fabulous personality to be celebrated and stories to share about the special moments that have shaped her into who she is today. These popular Pandora bracelets are the perfect way to start the woman in your life on the path to telling her own story by adding charms of her choice. The Iconic bracelet set includes a clasp chain bracelet, 2 clips, a Pandora Dangling Piggy Charm and other assorted pig charms (not pictured).  All charms are easily added and removed from the bracelet, making it easy for the wearer to style her bracelet to the occasion! Swine Vet Center has donated two bracelet sets; auctioned separately.

Retail value: Each bracelet set with charms is valued at $225.

73. Montana Silversmiths Jewelry
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Bill Minton: $125 and Glenn Gaines: $210

Rose Gold Bitterroot Sun Jewelry Set with Crystal Square Link Bracelet.

This elegant jewelry set features a circular necklace pendant and earrings dangling from French hooks engraved with a large pink bitterroot flower bloom framed in a bed of brightly polished silvery vines. The subtle pink color of the rose gold is framed beautifully in the hand painted black antiquing. Shining silver accents highlight the vivid, expressive beauty of the wild Bitterroot. Also included in this collection is the Montana Silversmiths’ Silver Bead and Crystal Square Link Bracelet.

Retail value: $147

74. Joe Barban Image: Greater Prairie Chicken
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service & Joe Barban
Purchased by: Doug Groth: $125

The Valentine National Wildlife Refuge is home to this Greater Prairie Chicken. Audubon says of this bird: "Greater Prairie-Chickens perform striking courtship dances on communal display grounds: the males strut about and stamp their feet, with "horns" erect and yellow-orange sacs of skin inflated on the sides of the neck, meanwhile uttering a deep cooing call that may carry a mile. They leap and whirl in the air, and threaten each other by short runs with tail raised, head down, and horns erect."

Jean and I make our annual trip to Valentine National Wildlife Refuge to photograph the Prairie chickens on the lek. We settle into the blind before daybreak and as the sun rises, the birds fly into view from their overnight roost. The males begin their courtship ritual and our cameras go into action. On this particular day, there were approximately 15 birds on the lek.

This is a 16" x 24" image in a stand out format with a matte laminate finish.

75 - 76. Set of 5 Handmade Notecards (x2)
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Jean Johnson: $20 and Aaron Lower: $20

This set of 5 notecards includes 2 pig-themed cards, 2 cards with pressed flowers, and one surprise card. Each card was handcrafted with care by Karen Richardson, the Publications Manager for the Journal of Swine Health and Production. She has provided two sets of cards, to be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $15 per set

77. Fragile: The Human Condition, by Howard Buffett - Autographed
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Brian Schantz: $150

"Fragile" is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realitites. It is one man's attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.

It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world - the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.

With more than 440 color photographs, Fragile portrays the challenges of life for some four billion people on our planet. Yet it is their perseverance and determination that allow for hope, but it is a hope that can only be realized from action.

Howard was kind enough to autograph this copy, which will make a wonderful addition to the personal library of anyone who is involved in food production. Care to know more about the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and their work? Follow the link to the website: www.thehowardgbuffettfoundation.org.

Retail value: $25

78. Apple iPad Mini3 Wifi 64GB w/Lifeproof Case
Donated by: Zinpro Performance Minerals
Purchased by: Tom Petznick: $700

Tired of using clipboards and ink pens for taking notes and recording information on farm visits? This iPad mini with Lifeproof case is the ideal replacement for you, and can be fully disinfected to meet biosecurity protocols. Also, with your purchase of this item, you will receive a complimentary download of our Feet First® app so you can measure and track sow lameness and claw lesions on farms.

Retail value: $700

79. PigCHAMP Online Account with Galaxy Tab 4 and Laptop Backpack
Donated by: PigCHAMP
Purchased by: Bill Hollis: $500

PigCHAMP Online gives users all the functionality and ease-of-use of PigCHAMP Reproductive and PigCHAMP Grow-Finish, from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Data is securely hosted in a remote facility, ensuring your data is always backed up. And when you use PigCHAMP Online, our helpful customer support team is only a phone call away to help you. Along with a TSA-approved laptop backpack and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet, you will have everything you need to access production data while on the go!

Retail value: $800

80. Two Reservations for One of SMEC's Two-Week-Long Clinical Courses
Donated by: AMVC Management Services
Purchased by: Shamus Brown: $2100

The Swine Medicine Education Center's 2-week long clinical courses include: Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation, Swine Production Management and Consultation, Applied Pharmacology, and PRRSV Diagnosis and Management. These courses are open to veterinary students ($2020) and veterinarians ($4950), 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: $2020 to $4950 per reservation

81. Two Reservations for SMEC's PIG PROduction Seminar (PIGPROS)
Donated by: AMVC Management Services
Purchased by: Nick Smith: $3100

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 management 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

82 - 84. Carved Wooden Pigs from China
Donated by Drs. Jer Geiger and Angel Manabat - PIC Asia
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht: $300, $225, $275

A smiling, carved wooden pig from China would do well to decorate your home or office! Three pigs will be auctioned separately: A large sow weighing about 30 pounds and measuring approximately 18" long, and two smaller pigs (one boar and one sow) about 12" long and 9" tall. They are stained in dark tones and quite sturdy.

82. Large sow
83. Small sow
84. Small boar

Retail value: Large sow $150; Smaller boar and sow $100 each

85. Framed Pig Image on Canvas
Donated by: GlobalVetLINK
Purchased by: Bill Minton: $110

This 16" x 20" image of young pigs, printed on canvas, is perfect for hanging in an office or practice!

Retail value: $55

86. 2015 Allen D Leman Swine Conference Registration
Donated by: University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education
Purchased by: Mark Engesser: $200

The University of Minnesota will host the annual Allen D Leman Swine Conference on September 21-22, 2015 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The winning bidder will receive registration for the main conference.

Retail value: $330

87. One Case (12 bottles) Grazix Porcine-F
Donated by: Grazix Animal Health
Purchased by: Seth Krantz: $150

Grazix Porcine-F is intended to help support digestive health and hydration of newborn piglets through periods of digestive stress. Grazix Porcine-F is specially formulated with Vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride) and LiveXtract™ of Punica granatum and Camellia sinensis in purified water. Product is to be administered at day of processing by giving each piglet 2 ml, orally. Product can also be administered at onset of clinical disease associated with digestive stress.

Retail value: $630

88. One Case (6 bottles) Grazix Porcine-W
Donated by: Grazix Animal Health
Purchased by: Seth Krantz: $75

Grazix Porcine-W offers the same benefits of Porcine-F to newly weaned pigs. Grazix Porcine-W is formulated for administration via an electronic medicator. Recommended use is administering a total of 4 bottles of product per 400 pigs within the first 3 days of arrival in a nursery setting.

Retail value: $279

89. One Case of Liquitein (2 x 2.5 gallons)
Donated by: TechMix, LLC
Purchased by: John Baker: $50

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, a nutrient-dense liquid, 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: $178

90. 12 100-ml Bottles of Enroflox 100
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Dale Hendrickson: $250

Enroflox 100 (enrofloxacin) antibiotic for the treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD). Norbrook will ship directly to the winning bidder.

Retail value: $550

91. 12 250-ml Bottles of 300 PRO LA
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Dale Hendrickson: $50

300 PRO LA (oxytetracycline 300 mg/mL) - Antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial enteritis, pneumonia, and leptospirosis in swine. Norbrook will ship directly to the winning bidder.

Retail value: $400

92. Joe Barban Image: Last Light - Moose, Grand Tetons National Park
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service & Joe Barban
Purchased by: Tim Loula: $100

Diminishing light of day encourages a cow moose to forage in a beaver pond in Grand Tetons National Park. While eating green aquatic vegetation, with droplets of water spilling forth, this cow twitches her ears, staying vigilant for bears in the area. She dunks her muzzle within a few inches of her eyes to harvest the succulent provisions.

This is a 16" x 20" image in a stand out format with a matte laminate finish.

Retail value: $100

93. Wine and Chocolate Gift Basket
Donated by: Drs. Steve Henry, Lisa Tokach, and Megan Potter
Purchased by: Kerry Keffaber: $250

Whether you are toasting to another successful year in the swine industry or drowning your sorrows due to the latest diagnostic lab report, this gift basket will fill the bill! Enjoy chocolates along with wine served in hand-blown wine glasses. Save the rest for later with the pig wine stopper.

Retail value: $126

94 - 96. Mystery Shopping Cards P-I-G
Donated by: Swine Health Services, LLC - Frankfort, Indiana
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff: $270, $270 and Jean Johnson: $250

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! The value will be revealed at the close of the silent auction.

97. Massey Ferguson 98 Tractor with GM Diesel and Loader
Donated by: National Pork Producers Council
Purchased by: Ruth Loula: $100

The 2014 World Pork Expo collectible tractor (11th in the series) is the Massey Ferguson 98 with loader. This 1:16 die-cast model features movable load arms and bucket, and swinging drawbar. After a fire halted production at the Massey Ferguson plant, Oliver produced the Massey 98 from 1958 to 1962 - it's based on the Super 99 Oliver with different sheet metal. The Massey 98's had a GM diesel engine that boasted 84 PTO horsepower.

Retail value: $200

98. Custom-made, Hand-crafted Hunting Bow
Donated by: Hermitage NGT
Purchased by: Mike Senn: $400

The winning bidder will receive a custom-made flat or recurved hunting bow made of Osage, hickory, or ash wood to fit the purchaser's measurements for draw length (arm length) and draw weight (force required to draw the bow). In addition, the wood can be left natural, stained and sealed, covered with deer rawhide and custom painted, or covered with rattlesnake skin, as portrayed in the samples shown here.

Retail value: $600