AASV Foundation 2016 Fundraising Auction

Jazz it UP - Give Generously in the Big Easy!

Monday, February 29, 2016
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

"Mini" Raffle

Thanks to the generosity of MVP Laboratories/Phibro Animal Health Corporation, the foundation raffled off this 2016 2-Door Hardtop Mini Cooper with automatic transmission, in Lapisluxury Blue with white top, valued at $25,000. The winning ticket belonging to Dr. Jodie Pettit was drawn by AVMA Executive Board Member Dr. John Howe during the AASV Board Meeting on March 21 in Perry, Iowa. Congratulations to Dr. Pettit, and thank you to all who purchased a raffle ticket to support the AASV Foundation!


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

PIC: $5000 donation
AVMA PLIT: $2500 donation in memory of Dr. Rodney Johnson
Automated Production: $1000 donation
Dr. Jack L. Coleman: $1000 donation
Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, LLP: $1000 donation
Hog Slat: $1000 donation
Dr. Harold Tilstra: $1000 donation
Dr. John E. and Andrea Baker: $500 donation
Boyle Capital Management: $500 donation
Mr. Andrew Kleis (Insight Wealth Group): $500 donation
Doug Mabie (Robert W. Baird & Co): $250 donation
Mrs. Jack Anderson: $150 donation
Dr. Peter H. Franz: $100 donation

Items up for Bid

Click on the item heading for a complete description and photo. Click again to collapse. The donation period has closed - if you weren't able to donate an item, we hope you'll help out with your bids! Contact the AASV office to submit your bids for any of the items listed below.

Live Auction Proceeds: $41,850

1. Atlantic Gulf Stream Fishing Trip for up to Six People
Donated by: Drs. Randy Jones and Cary Sexton
Purchased by: Edward Seed, Pharmgate Animal Health, $3750

The southern tip of North Carolina's Outer Banks, also known as the Crystal Coast, offers some of the world's best fishing. These fishing grounds are easily accessed by the custom built 56' Dancin' Outlaw docked at the Morehead City Waterfront. Captain Thomas Wood operates the Dancin' Outlaw and has been an owner/operator of charter boats for over 20 years. This is his home. He and his family have made Harkers Island their home for over 20 years. He is a dedicated professional who has a passion for fishing and customer satisfaction. His fishing credentials are impressive. He has accumulated over three quarters of a million dollars in tournament winnings and won the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Duck's Unlimited, and the Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. Thomas stays in tune with the fishing conditions and can cater a charter trip to meet your wants and needs. There is nothing Thomas likes more than making lasting memories for people who head out to sea on the Dancin' Outlaw. The Dancin' Outlaw is fully equipped for virtually any fish species along the Crystal Coast including Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Grouper and Amberjack, or even Bluefin Tuna and Swordfish. You may want to fill up your freezer with great tasting fish or you may want that once in a lifetime chance at a grander Blue Marlin. Thomas has the experience, knowledge and equipment to make your fishing expedition a dream come true. Thomas believes the customer gets what the customer wants.

This trip includes one full day of fishing and 2 nights lodging for up to six people.

Retail value: $2500

2. New York City Trip for Two
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Strobel, $3000

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

3. Konrad Ranch Pheasant Hunt for 4 in Parkston, SD
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. and Joe Barban
Purchased by: Drs. Kent Schwartz and Ron White, $3250

Enjoy South Dakota pheasant hunting at its finest on the 13,000-acre Konrad Ranch in Parkston, South Dakota. Dates for the hunt are flexible. Bring your own dog or the dogs will be provided. The winning bidder will receive:

Two full days of fully guided pheasant hunting
Two nights' lodging, including all meals cooked by Nancy Konrad.
Bird cleaning and packaging
South Dakota hunting license for each hunter

Retail value: $6000

Pheasant image by gary noon (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Benelli 828U Over/Under 12-Gauge Shotgun
Donated by: AMVC
Purchased by: Dr. Matt Anderson, $3500

The Benelli 828U Over/Under 12-Gauge Shotgun with 28" Barrel is a very popular, hard-to-find shotgun. It's perfect for hunting or sporting purposes! Here's what Benelli has to say about it:

A shotgun that feels and shoots like a Benelli from the moment you pick it up to the moment you break it open. When innovation and inspiration collided the 828U was born – the first over/under worthy of the Benelli badge. With the strength of steel and the weight of aluminum, the 12-gauge 828U has redefined the category. The 828U features a patented steel locking system and plate, easily removable trigger group receiver, adjustable drop and cast, ergonomic opening lever, and impulse-activated ejectors. From butt to barrel, there is nothing about the 828U that hasn’t been rethought and improved.

Retail value: $2499

5. Yoder Pellet Smoker
Donated by: Ceva Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Daniel Hendrickson, 4 Star Veterinary Service, $4000

If you are searching for a single grill to perform all of your outdoor cooking needs, the Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker is the answer. Traditionally, pellet-fired grills have been excellent at smoking and baking, but you could not create the focused heat at the grate to be considered a serious direct grill. Yoder Smokers has overcome this challenge. The grate temperature on the left side soars past the 700-degree mark and produces those coveted steakhouse quality grill marks, fast cooking times, intense caramelization, color, and texture common to cooking over an open fire or gas grill. Made in America's heartland!

Retail value: $2200

6. Trip for Two to Grand Marais and Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production
Purchased by: Dr. Mitch Michalak, $2000

Can you say "second honeymoon"? You and your sweetheart (or good friend, family member, or other acquaintance) will enjoy 3 full days of sightseeing along Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore, with the opportunity to view popular attractions including Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, Palisade Head, Iona's Red Beach, Black Beach, Temperance River Gorge, and the Lake Superior Hiking Trail, in addition to numerous waterfalls and overlooks. Four nights of lodging (double occupancy) are provided: you'll spend two nights at Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay, followed by two nights at Superior Inn & Suites in Grand Marais. A Suidae staff member will accompany you on the trip to provide local transportation and guide services. All meals from arrival to departure are included.

You'll need to provide your own transportation to and from the area. If traveling by air, your Suidae tour guide will pick you up and return you to the Duluth airport (approximately 60 miles/1 hour from Beaver Bay). If you are traveling by vehicle, they'll meet you at Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay.

Retail value: $3500

7. 1-Day Diagnostic Workshop, Wet-Lab, or Training Session
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels, Circle H Headquarters, $4500

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL) will host a tailor-made diagnostic workshop, wet-lab, and/or training session for members of your clinic, production system, or sales team, to be held either on-site at ISU VDL or at your place of business within the continental United States. You will receive $2500 of credit to your account at the ISU VDL. ISU VDL's intent is to customize this one-day interactive experience to the interests and objectives of the winning bidder. If held on-site at the ISU VDL, this visit will include lodging of up to 6 rooms at the ISU Gateway Center.

Retail value: $3500
Time spent with Schwartz and Company: Priceless!

8. Wild About Hogs? Florida Hog Hunt for 3-4 People
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Jodie Pettit, AMVC, $5000

Wild about hogs? This package will drop you in hog heaven! First ... let us help you make your way down to Florida with a $1000 preloaded MasterCard. Next ... it's off to the Ross Hammock Ranch to cross something off your bucket list. A wild hog hunt.

With a $3000 gift certificate towards the ranch, you and your companions will find a whole host of options with Ross Hammock himself helping you to cross the right thing off your bucket list. Not into hog hunting? Ross has got you covered: the ranch also offers hunting of native and exotic game, alligators, whitetail deer, and turkeys. Not a hunter? No problem: Ross also has fishing, fresh water, saltwater and bow fishing as well as options for those who simply want a little R&R on the front porch of the cabin. Check out the website to see all the options RHR has to offer: www.rosshammockranch.com.

The Ross Hammock Ranch is conveniently located just two hours from the Tampa airport. With a more than ten-mile perimeter border, it is one of the largest of its kind in the southeast. Remember - your $3000 certificate allows YOU to choose both the direction and the number of people you take on your adventure! Time to go wild ... about hogs!

Retail value: $4000

9. 2016 Green Bay Packers Football: 4 Tickets, Parking, and Tailgate Party
Donated by: The Packers Backers
Purchased by: Dr. Butch Baker, $4000

This has always been a true "Packer's Delight" at the AASV Foundation Auction. Pick your game in Lambeau Field, and we'll provide four elite box seat tickets (you'll have a great view and you won't be cold), a parking pass, and admission to a tailgate barbecue with other fans. You'll need to provide your own lodging and travel. These images were taken by the winning bidders at last year's auction.

Retail value: $2000

10. Highland Hideaway Pheasant Hunt for Four in Riverside, Iowa
Donated by: Fast Genetics
Purchased by: Drs. Tom Gillespie and David Reeves, $2000

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. Trip for Two to Beautiful Amelia Island, Florida
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Purchased by: Dr. Lukie Minion, $5250

Recharge your batteries with a 3-night/4-day seaside escape at the luxury Ritz Carleton Resort on beautiful Amelia Island! The package includes 2 US domestic round-trip coach tickets and a $500 resort credit good for golf, spa, or dining. Enjoy a special dinner for 2 during your stay (Tues-Sun) at the award-winning Salt Restaurant.

The trip must be booked within the 2016 calendar year. Coastal or ocean view room based on availability.

Retail value: $4500

12. 12-Month Subscription to Bacon Freak's Bacon of the Month Club
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: GlobalVetLINK, $1600

In support of our wonderful pork industry, Zoetis is donating a 12-month membership to Bacon Freak's Bacon of the Month Club. Here's what Bacon Freak says about it: "Who says you have to choose only one kind of bacon? That's just ridiculous. You should be able to try every flavor! The Bacon of the Month Club delivers two different packs of bacon to your door every month. Yes, it's true. No need to pinch yourself; you're not dreaming. Imagine getting gourmet bacon delivered to your door. Yeah, we've read your mind and we're bringing you the bacon. Hog heaven is right here, in this bacon-tastic club. The bacon club delivers the best artisan bacon. Our bacon is hand-rubbed with spices like Cajun, Apple Cinnamon, Jalepeno, Honey BBQ, Maple, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Bourbon, Sun-Dried Tomato, Pepper, and good ol' Hickory Smoked. It's dry cured in a traditional method, so when you cook a pound of bacon, you get a pound of bacon. It doesn't shrink and splatter when you cook it. Items are shipped in a secure box with ice to ensure freshness and optimum delicious flavor."

Your bacon-tastic subscription will include:

2 different packs (14-16 oz each) of bacon delivered each month for 12 months. Shipping is included.
A fun and stylish "Bacon is Meat Candy™" t-shirt.
Pure Joy.

Retail value: $475

Silent Auction Proceeds: $16,362

13. HIS and HERS: Fitbit Surge and SpaFinder Gift Card
Donated by: Rensselaer Swine Service
Purchased by: Dr. Mitch Michalak, $275

What can you do with a Fitbit Surge in Black? For starters:

GPS Tracking: See distance, pace, split times and elevation climbed & review routes
PurePulse Heart Rate: Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones
All-Day Activity: Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed & active minutes
Multi-Sport + SmartTrack: Track runs, rides, and other workouts with multi-sport modes or automatically record them with SmartTrack
Notifications and Music: See call and text notifications on display, and control songs from your mobile playlist
Sleep and Alarms: Monitor your sleep automatically and set a silent alarm
Wireless Syncing: Sync starts wirelessly and automatically to leading smartphones and computers

Using your Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card is easy! Simply search through accepting locations, book the service or class you want online or over the phone, bring your gift card for payment, and enjoy! Be sure to present your gift card prior to your service, and remember, gratuity isn't included.

Spoil yourself and your significant other and take your fitness to the next level while allowing them to relax (or vice versa)!

Retail value: $500

14. Dress West Moon Face Watch, Large
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Katie Sinclair, $75

Montana Silversmiths proudly presents the Dress Western Collection, featuring a hinged band of brightly polished silver, fully engraved in the traditional Western bright cut style. The stainless steel case is detailed with clear rhinestone accents, mirroring the silver filigree ring around the center of the opalescent white face. The exclusive Hand Shake Clasp is a unique design that allows easy latching, making these watch styles one-of-a-kind and sure to get compliments wherever you go.

Retail value: $168

15. Star Lights Dancing Earrings by Montana Silversmiths
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Dr. Sarah-Probst Miller, $65

These Montana Silversmiths small post earrings feature tiny bright rhinestone pave over a small circle. Catching the light at every turn, these elegantly sized earrings will brighten up your look and settle into a classic style that's sure to stand the test of time.

Retail value: $32

16. Origami Owl Charm Bracelet
Donated by: Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Tara Donovan, $75

This Origami Owl genuine brown leather bracelet is supplied with a silver locket base and 5 pig and farm charms.

Retail value: $100

17. Weatherby Mark V® Deluxe .270-Caliber Rifle
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Powers, $2100

Elk and deer hunters, take note! This Mark V® Deluxe is the quintessential Weatherby rifle, combining the striking beauty of claro walnut with unmatched performance. Its many features are too numerous to list here; see http://www.weatherby.com/products/rifles/mark-v/features.html for a detailed description and close-up images.

Retail value: $2400

18. "The Barn" Framed Poem and Image
Donated by: Swine Vet Center, St Peter, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Kurt VanHulzen, $400

This framed poem and image memorialize the experiences and emotions associated with growing up working and playing in the central building on every farm: "The Barn." It's sure to evoke a memory - and maybe a tear - or two. The attractive frame features laser-branded hide with large trim rustic cedar.

Retail value: $290

19. Hand-Carved Wood Duck
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Mechler, $125

Perfect for the avid duck hunter, this carving was crafted by Mickey's Happy Hiking, LLC of Cascade, Wisconsin. It measures approximately 8" tall by 10" long - the ideal size for display on your desk or bookshelf.

Retail value: $50

20. Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker
Donated by: Drs. Matt Ackerman, Alex Hintz, and Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Paul Flint, $160

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

21. Bose SoundDock Series III
Donated by: Drs. Matt Ackerman, Alex Hintz, and Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Jane Schmitz, $220

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

22. Bose QC 20 Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Apple Devices
Donated by: Drs. Matt Ackerman, Alex Hintz, and Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Dr. Daniel Hendrickson, $260

In-ear. Noise-cancelling. Better sound.

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music—or let the world in. It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music. Or, at the touch of a button, activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Proprietary StayHear®+ tips provide a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote let you switch easily to calls and control of certain functions.

These headphones are designed for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® models.

Retail value: $300

23. 4 Hours of Consultation with the Flu Fighters
Donated by: Dr. Marie Culhane, University of Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Kuhn, $500

Has flu got you floundering? Then perhaps it is time to call in the Flu Fighters! Dr. Marie Culhane, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and a handful of select flu fighting friends, will provide 4 hours of consulting time to help you determine ways to find flu on your farm, decipher flu results, and work towards a way to fight flu with vaccine or other control strategies. The winning bidder will receive four hours of consulting time towards their influenza initiatives. The winning bidder will need to provide their own travel to St Paul, Minn or reimburse Dr. Culhane's travel expenses to the desired clinic/farm location - just in case the invisible jet isn't working that day.

Retail value: $500

24. Clay Pig, Handcrafted in Mexico
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Weiss, Phibro Animal Health, $310

Flowers have been sculpted into the sides of this handcrafted clay pig from Mexico. Being hollow, it is very lightweight, and would make the perfect ornament for your indoor or outdoor garden! It is 15" tall, and approximately 20" long by 10" wide.

Retail value: $45

25. Iron Pig Business Card Holder
Donated by: Dr. Emily Byers
Purchased by: Matthew Turner, $90

A picture is worth a thousand words ... need we say more?

Retail value: $30

26. Allen D. Leman Swine Conference Registration
Donated by: University of Minnesota Veterinary Continuing Education
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff, $260

The University of Minnesota will host the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on September 19-20, 2016 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The winning bidder will receive registration for the main conference.

Retail value: $340

27. Maine Lobster Dinner for 6
Donated by: IDEXX
Purchased by: Dr. Jodi Pettit, AMVC, $300

Enjoy a fresh Maine lobster dinner with all the fixings shipped directly to your door from Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine. Your dinner will include:

Six 1.5 lb Lobsters
Six servings New England Clam Chowder
Bibs and utensils

The winning bidder receives a gift certificate for a Maine Lobster Dinner for 6 that includes product, packaging and FedEx Priority Overnight Next Day Delivery.

Retail value: $199.95

28. Kentucky Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel Ale Gift Basket
Donated by Russell Gilliam at Alltech
Purchased by: Carol Waddell, $150

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 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

29 A & B. Peggy Anne's Pig-Out Pretzel Pantry
Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins
Purchased by: A. Dr. Mike Strobel, $50; B. Dr. Rexanne Struve, $50

This "Pig Out" serving trough is filled with assorted "Harry & David's" pretzel sticks, dipping sauce, and chocolate-covered pretzels. Yum!

Retail value: $75

30. Framed Art: "God Made a Farmer"
Donated by: Zinpro Performance Minerals
Purchased by: Dr. Todd Price, $475

A decades-old speech from the conservative radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, who addressed the crowd in 1978 at the Future Farmers of America convention, is branded onto tanned cowhide in this artwork. The frame was made by a family-owned business in Oklahoma and is cut from local red aromatic cedar trees. The Old West Cedar Mill manufactures and sells this western art across the nation.

Retail value: $300

31. Handcrafted Wood Bowl
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Andrea Baker, $30

This handcrafted bowl was created from blue spruce by Jeff Gasper of Neenah, Wisconsin. Jeff was one of the outstanding exhibitors at the 2015 Art Fair in Green Lake, Wisconsin. His bowls are identified on the bottom by a number and the tree species. This particular bowl is 11" long, 5" tall, and 6 1/2" wide. It has a 4" circular cavity to hold whatever you desire. The bark edging on this woodturning is proof of the artist's skill and workmanship!

Retail value: $38

32. Large Ceramic Bowl with Red Cedar Lid
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Tina Smith, $75

This is an amazing piece of art for your home, made by Christ Tzakais, "The Old Hairy Potter," from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The substantial, hand-thrown bowl is 8" tall and 13" in diameter, and features hi-fire, no-lead glazes. The perfectly fitted lid is made from red cedar. Warren Wilson says, "It is absolutely beautiful. I wanted it the moment I saw it." You will, too!

Retail value: $200

33. Handcrafted Wood Bowl
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Tara Donovan, Hanor, $105

You will fall in love with the rich grain pattern and the rugged bark of the black locust wood Jeff Gasper used to create this lovely turned bowl. Jeff was one of the outstanding exhibitors at the 2015 Art Fair in Green Lake, Wisconsin. His bowls are identified on the bottom by a number and the tree species. This bowl is 11" long, 5" tall, and 8 1/2" wide with a 7" circular cavity. It would look lovely on your desk or coffee table!

Retail value: $65

34. Joe Barban Image: Castle Hernstein
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. and Joe Barban
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe, $100

Evening light illuminates Castle Hernstein, built in 1727, as the rowboat awaits to take the bride to her wedding. This 20" by 24" signed and numbered print is a ready-to-hang archival presentation.

Retail value: $100

35 - 41. Carved Stone Pigs from Mexico
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, Lake City Veterinary Clinic, $380 total

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!

35. Opaque white: $50
36. Cream: $70
37. Opaque beige: $50
38. Black: $50
39. Pink: $50
40. Grey striped: $50
41. Brown striped: $60

Retail value: $15 each

42. Carved Stone Pig Nightlight Lamp
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Jennifer Hasty, $200

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

Retail value: $80

43 - 44. Hand-Knitted Child's Pig Sweater (x2)
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Karen Menz, $55; Chris Kuster, $55

Besides being Associate Editor of the Journal of Swine Health and Production, Dr. Judi Bell is an avid and accomplished knitter. This year, she's knitting two child's sweaters for the AASV Foundation auction. The first sweater is red with a pink pig, size 4 (sweater chest measurement 24 inches). It's made of wool and should be hand-washed in cool water with Lux or other soap suitable for woolens, and dried flat on a towel. The second sweater is light green with a Hampshire pig; chest measurement 30 inches. It's knit of synthetic yarn and may be machine washed and dried.

45. Farm Friends Pig Apron
Donated by: Dr. Meghann Pierdon
Purchased by: Megan Inskeep, $80

This cute handmade pig apron is perfect for your little helper in the kitchen. Washable and fits kids up to size 8.

Retail value: $40

46 - 47. Hooded Towel Bath/Beach Poncho (x2)
Donated by: Wear and Tear Designs by Gail (Rueff)
Purchased by: Jane Schmitz, $100; Dr. Gene Nemechek, $85

These toddler’s hooded towel ponchos are designed for use at the beach or everyday bath time. Just slip the towel poncho on your toddler after a dip in the ocean, pool, or bath tub. Child can continue playing in warmth without tripping over a loose towel. Lined hood, pocket and trim brighten the poncho with contemporary fabric. Invisible stitching forms sleeves in the poncho so towel stays put. Highly favored by mothers of busy toddlers!

The ponchos shown are samples of Gail's creations. She's donating 2 ponchos - designs to be determined - each with accessories (suntan lotion, sand toys)!

Retail value: $50 per poncho set

48 - 50. Mystery Shopping Cards P-I-G
Donated by: Dr. Max & Carol Rodibaugh
Purchased by: P - Dr. Larry Moore, $200 (value: $100); I - Dr. Conrad Schmidt, $300 (value $300); G - Dr. Nate Winkelman, $200 (value $200)

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.

51 A and B. AASV-etched Pilsner Glasses
Donated by: Mrs. Jean Johnson
Purchased by: A (2 glasses), Linda Sornsen, $55; B (2 glasses), Ron White, $55

Show off your AASV pride with these 20-oz pilsner beverage glasses, etched with the AASV logo.

Retail value: $48

52. SDSU Wool Stadium Blanket
Donated by: SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Dept/Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Yeske, Swine Vet Center, $90

The SDSU Signature Wool Project was developed by a joint effort of the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association, the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, and the SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences, with assistance from Center of the Nation Wool, Inc. and Fairbault Woolen Mills, Inc. You'll enjoy this cozy stadium blanket while sporting SDSU pride in Jackrabbit yellow and blue plaid. The throw is made of 100% South Dakota-grown wool, and is cold water washable.

Retail value: $140

53. 2016 Minnesota Vikings Football: 2 Tickets to Vikings/Bears Match-up
Donated by: Dr. Mike Strobel
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman, Swine Services Unlimited, Inc., $375

Be among the first to cheer on the Minnesota Vikings in the new U.S. Bank Stadium! The Minnesota Vikings' website says the stadium "exhibits a bold, progressive design and combines efficient functionality with stunning architecture. The stadium’s transparent ETFE roof, combined with the world’s largest pivoting glass doors and an entire glass wall that overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline, will give users an outdoor feel in a climate-controlled environment. As one of the most technologically-advanced stadiums in the country and boasting some of the NFL’s closest seats to the field, U.S. Bank Stadium will also provide an unprecedented game-day experience." Check out the construction progress and see details of the stadium interior on the construction cam!

The winning bidder will receive 2 tickets to the Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears game (2016 game date to be determined).

Retail value: $395

54. 48 1-Pound Packages of Indiana Kitchen Fresh Retail Bacon
Donated by: Indiana Kitchen Products
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, Lake City Veterinary Clinic, $400

Indiana Kitchen Bacon, a fresh retail selection bringing locally farmed products to your family kitchen. Our mission is to be a relationship-focused food company, proudly delivering quality pork products to communities around the globe. Indiana Packers will ship 48 (yup, that's forty-eight!) 1-pound packages to the winning bidder!

Retail value: $288 ($5.99 per pound)

55 - 56. Set of 5 Handmade Notcards (x 2)
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins, $20; Sue Kimpston, $15

This set of 5 notecards includes 2 pig-themed cards, 2 cards with pressed flowers, and one surprise card, with envelopes. 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

57. Traeger Lil' Pig Wood Fired Grill
Donated by: Drs. C. Scanlon & Angela Daniels
Purchased by: Joel Burkgren, $1000

This little piggy sure can carry its weight. It infuses food with the rich, hardwood flavor you expect from a Traeger grill. With 425 square inches of grilling area, you have enough space to go whole hog with the guest list. From its snout and long lashes, to its curly tail, the charming details make Lil' Pig a conversation-worthy centerpiece for any backyard get together or 'cue competition!

Retail value: $1599.99

58. Original 1900 USA Map: Swine Density
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Andy Holtcamp, Ceva Animal Health, $240

Now here's a conversation piece! An original map printed in 1900, showing the number of swine/square mile at the 12th census. From "Statistical Atlas" by William R. Merriam, Director, prepared under the supervision of Henry Gannett, and published by the United States Census Office, Washington. The map measures approximately 22 x 33 cm (8.5 x 13 inches). Artist/cartographer/engraver: Julius Bien.

Retail value: $100

59. Pig Wall Decor
Donated by: Struve Labs
Purchased by: Dr. Tim Loula, Swine Vet Center, $75

Grace your clinic with this distressed, stone pig head wall decor!

Retail value: $80

60 - 69. Set of 6 Notecards Featuring Scenic Photographs (x10)
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Drs. Sarah Probst Miller, Kerry Keffaber, Andrea Baker, Dale Hendrickson, Jim Kober, and Tara Donovan, $202 total

The photographs on these notecards are so impressive, you won't be able to decide which of the ten sets to bid on! Each themed set features six different photographs. The themes include: Nature, Landscapes, Country, Door County Wisconsin, and Butterflies & Friends. The images shown here are just a sample of the many beautiful scenes captured by photographer Adam Casper of Westfield, Wisconsin (www.adamcasperphoto.com).

Retail value: $10 per set

60. Purchased by: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller, $30
61. Purchased by: Dr. Kerry Keffaber, $25
62. Purchased by: Andrea Baker, $20
63. Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson, $20
64. Purchased by: Dr. Sarah Probst-Miller, $25
65. Purchased by: Dr. Jim Kober, $10
66. Purchased by: Dr. Jim Kober, $12
67. Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson, $20
68. Purchased by: Dr. Dale Hendrickson, $20
69. Purchased by: Dr. Tara Donovan, $20

70. Blue House Pottery Cup and Saucer
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Sue Schulteis, AASV, $30

This striking 16-oz ceramic mug created by Blue House Pottery shines with its unique glaze, and features a generous, perfectly shaped and proportioned handle for a comfortable fit in your hand. The matching 5 1/2" saucer offers plenty of room for your teabag and/or stirring spoon.

Retail value: $28

71. Pine Needle Basket by Kathy Imel
Donated by: Joe Barban
Purchased by: Mary Jo Moore, $40

Kathy Imel, the artist of this exquisite basket, says "I find it compelling to take something as basic and natural as simple pine needles and turn them into a three-dimensional vessel that is both beautiful as well as functional. The process also takes me back to my childhood when my grandmother taught me how to embroider; the same stitches I now use to sew the baskets." The beaded basket with lid is 4 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" wide.

Retail value: $90

72. Wine Serving Set
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, 4 Star Veterinary Services, $100

These hand-crafted pottery items by Blue House Pottery in Clear Lake, Iowa are certainly unique and appealing! This wine serving set includes a ceramic chilling "bucket," 4 stemless ceramic wine glasses, and a matching 12" diameter serving tray. Each piece is hand-thrown on the wheel, then bone-dried in a low-heat kiln. Eight different glazes are hand-brushed onto each piece, giving it a unique array of color. Stunning!

Retail value: $150

73. Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture: "Pig Pile"
Donated by: Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. and Joe Barban
Purchased by: Dr. Douglas Weiss, Phibro Animal Health, $360

Decorate your office or home with "Pig Pile" by Colorado artist Dwight Davidson. This limited edition bronze is number 4 of 8, and is 5" high by 6" wide by 6" deep. Dwight is represented by Majestic Gallery in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Retail value: $500

74. Enroflox® 100
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman, Swine Services Unlimited, Inc, $460

Bid on 12 100-ml bottles of Enroflox® 100 (enrofloxacin) antibiotic for cattle and swine. The product will be shipped directly to the purchaser (must be a licensed veterinarian) after the auction.

Retail value: $575

75. 300 PRO LA®
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Katie Sinclair, $100

Twelve 250-ml bottles of 300 PRO LA® (oxytetracycline 300 mg/ml) antibiotic for cattle and swine will be shipped to the winning bidder (licensed veterinarian) after the auction.

Retail value: $450

76. Original 1858 Antique Print - The London Smithfield Christmas Cattle Show
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Lowe, $150

This antique, wood-engraved print is taken from the Illustrated London News. With its debut in 1842, The Illustrated London News became the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disaster, ceremonies, the arts, and science. The size of the image, not including margins, is approximately 19.5 x 12.5 inches.

Retail value: $100

77 - 81. FireStone Candle with Ultra-Pure Paraffin Lamp Oil (x5)
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Drs. Dale Mechler, Angela Daniels, Denise Gillespie, Daryl Hammer, $135 total

These beautiful handmade stone candles were created by Jerry Odehnal from Wisconsin. Each candle/lamp is unique, measures approximately 5" long by 2" tall, and includes the wick and funnel, along with a pint of clear lamp oil that is sootless, smokeless, and odorless. We will have five FireStone Candle sets up for bid.

Retail value: $30 each

77. Purchased by: Dr. Dale Mechler, $30
78. Purchased by: Dr. Dale Mechler, $30
79. Purchased by: Dr. Angela Daniels, $20
80. Purchased by: Denise Gillespie, $40
81. Purchased by: Daryl Hammer, $15

82. Moose Antler Carving
Donated by: 4 Star Veterinary Service and Zoetis
Purchased by: Gary Robertson, Ceva Animal Health, $3500

The farm scene carved into this moose antler portrays a veterinarian taking care of a sow with a litter. The interior of the antler was originally solid bone, and was carved by hand with a tooth drill by Shari Medley with Unique Antler Design.

Retail value: $2860

83. Three Little Piggy Banks
Donated by: Dr Paul L. and Janice J. Runnels
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, Lake City Veterinary Clinic, $350

Three little piggy banks - arranged to capture your free-range change! The banks were made by Rosemary Ludt of Dowling, Michigan (www.earthboundpottery.com), and the "lazy-Susan" display was created by AASV member Dr. Paul Runnels. The image shows the work-in-progress.

Retail value: $150

84 - 86. Hand-Carved Walking Sticks (x3)
Donated by: Dr. Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Eagle: Sue Schulteis, $40; Mallard: Sue Schulteis, $50; Knobbed: Dr. Teddi Wolff, $65

Every serious walker needs a walking stick - and these are some serious walking sticks! Each one stands about 4' tall, with a leather strap, protective rubber tip, and unique handle. The mallard and eagle have "little animal eyes," said to watch and protect you as you walk. They were hand-crafted by Mickey & Bonnie Beth of Mickey's Happy Hiking in Cascade, Wisconsin.

Retail value: $30 each

87. Grizzly 75 Cooler
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Jim Dick, $500

The Grizzly 75 Cooler is made out of RotoTough construction. The cooler is just the right size for your outdoor needs, whether tailgating, picnicking, or hunting. The cooler comes with a lifetime warranty and is made in Iowa. Brought to you by Pharmgate Animal Health, manufacturers of Aivlosin and Pennchlor products.

Retail value: $450

88. Peggy Anne's Rubber Boots
Donated by: Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins, 2016 Alex Hogg Memorial Lecturer
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Hollis, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd, $50