AASV Foundation 2017 Fundraising Auction

Aim for the Sky in the Mile High - Give Generously in Denver!

Monday, February 27, 2017
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, Colorado

Thank you to all of the donors, bidders, and buyers for making this year's AASV Foundation fundraiser a huge success!

Total proceeds: $112,666!

Contributions (Total = $10,501)

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!

Merck Animal Health: $5000
AVMA PLIT, In Memory of Dr. Rodney Johnson: $2500
Jack Coleman: $1000
Andrew Kleis (Insight Wealth Group): $500
Boyle Capital: $500
Rodger Main: $500
Douglas W Mabie (Robert W Baird & Co): $250
Pat Anderson: $150
Dr Peter H Franz: $100

Items up for Bid

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

Total raised = $84,825

1. North Carolina Gulf Stream Fishing Trip for Six
Donated by: Drs. Randy Jones and Cary Sexton
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Knoernschild, $2250

Whether you are fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Grouper, Snapper, or King Mackerel, Bill Collector Charters' goal is to make your fishing experience the very best. They give their customers 110% every day to make sure they return year after year. Capt. Stephen Draughon has over 25 years' experience fishing the waters off the North Carolina coast in his 52' Custom Carolina Sportfisherman that is heated and air-conditioned.

This trip includes a full-day Gulf Stream fishing trip from the beautiful Morehead City waterfront for 6 individuals plus $500 to use towards accommodations. Tips and cleaning of fish not included.

Retail value: $2500

2. Apple Vacations Gift Card
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Senn, $3750

To help members of the pork industry have some much needed rest and relaxation, Zoetis is donating a $3000 gift card to Apple Vacation (www.applevacations.com). You can choose your own location for an all-inclusive vacation. Apple Vacations says “All-Inclusive means you can truly relax and indulge on your vacation, because it's all included. Apple Vacations packs just about everything in our all-inclusive vacation packages -- including transportation, your hotel stay, meals and drinks.” Leave your worry and wallet home, because with Apple Vacations everything is included. Plan your trip and let them take care of the details. With great locations all over the world, you will find something you will love. Relax and Enjoy!”

Retail value: $3000

3. Grandview River House Vacation/Retreat
Donated by: Integrated Veterinary Network
Purchased by: Drew Weir, $3000

Grandview River House is an ideal place for 2-3 families to get together for a summer vacation, a business meeting or a company retreat, as you can see from the attached photos and brochure.

The facility is 10 miles east of Muncie, Indiana, sitting along the edge of the waters of the White River. Imagine you and your family sitting on the back porch at one of the 4 umbrella-shaded tables relaxing to the soothing sounds of the flowing waters. Or maybe you would prefer a nice walk on the trails through the woods. Perhaps you are a swimmer or a fishing buff; we have 2 fully stocked lakes that will get your enthusiastic sportsman blood rolling. Perhaps you like playing volleyball; we have a nice open area where we can set up the volleyball net. Grandview River House has a lot to offer for everyone!

Grandview River House has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths (with the master bath having a spa tub), a very large living room, dining room and a conference room that seats up to 12 people. Our large conference room can hold up to 50 people. If more lodging rooms are needed, we have another facility that is within walking distance of Grandview River House.  This facility is called “Mr. Ye’s Manor.” This is a great facility for any company looking to accommodate a larger sleeping capacity. It is a 7400 square foot, 3-level house that has 4 bedrooms and 5 full baths. The fully finished basement has 20 bunk beds and a game/workout room.

The winning bidder for this vacation or retreat offer would have the following included:

Overnight lodging is based for 5 days. But more days are available.
We would pick your party up at the Indianapolis International Airport if necessary.
Use of one of our vehicles during your stay.
Breakfast cooked every morning by Dr. Dale A. Hendrickson.

Our kitchens are fully furnished but for an additional fee we offer catering. We would be happy to set up and cater any or all of your meals.

Retail value: This Grandview River House Vacation or Retreat is valued at 5 days for $2,000. If you would wish to have both facilities the value for both locations for 5 days/nights, the value is $4,500.

4. Highland Hideaway Pheasant Hunt for 4
Donated by: Fast Genetics
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Hollis, $1900

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
Breakfast and lunch each day
Fully guided pheasant hunt
Bird cleaning and packaging
Snacks and water in the field

Your hunting license can be purchased at Highland Hunting; please call in advance for information needed. Birds above the daily limit can be harvested for an additional $20 per bird.

Retail value: $2550

5. Expense-Paid Trip to Spain for Four
Donated by: PIC and AMVC
Purchased by: Dr. Luke Minion, $14,000

Spend a week exploring the country of Spain, from white-washed hilltop villages to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The history and beauty of Spain make it a wonderful vacation destination. Airline tickets and lodging for four are included.

Photo credit: By Santiagova, CC BY-SA 3.0 es, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35278872

Retail value: $10,000

6. Green Bay Packers Tickets and Aaron Rodgers Plaque
Donated by: The Packers Backers: R.B. Baker, Paul Mleziva, Steve Sornsen, and Warren Wilson
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Sundberg, $4400

This year, the Packers Backers offer 4 tickets to a Green Bay Packers 2017/18 season football game, including Lambeau Field parking, a marvelous tailgating pre-game party, and seats in the glassed-in upper deck. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to select the home game of their choice.

As a bonus, the lucky bidder will also receive a hand-carved, 24-inch wooden plaque with Aaron Rodgers' number and signature, made by a local Green Bay artisan, Bob Ayres. Bob, his work, and an experience he had with Aaron Rodgers is featured in this YouTube video - check it out! These plaques can be found in many of the Green Bay area restaurants and are a highly desirable addition to any Packer Players Collection.

Retail value: $2500

7. Big Apple Getaway
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson, $3000

This New York City package includes roundtrip airfare for two, hotel accommodations for two nights (single room, double occupancy), and two tickets to a Broadway show and a Yankee's game!

Retail value: $6500

8. ISU Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Hollis, $4500

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will host a Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop from your clinic, production system, technical service, or sales team and provide a $2500 credit in diagnostic service fees to purchaser’s VDL account, and credit for up to 6 rooms (nights) stay at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames for use at purchaser’s discretion.

The workshop will include a one-day wet-lab tailored to your needs at the ISU VDL. This session will include an extensive hands-on experience in all aspects of the diagnostic process, provide participants practical information and skills to enhance the value of their future diagnostic submissions, and offer an in-depth look into the ancillary laboratory technologies used to support the diagnostic services at the ISU VDL.

A lunch with ISU VDL faculty and staff will be provided on day of workshop.

Retail value: $3,500

9. Trip for Two to Napa Valley, California
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production
Purchased by: Dr. George Charbonneau, $5200

Napa Valley is the ultimate wine country, with over 500 wineries dotting the picturesque valley. Just 30 miles long and 5 miles wide, Napa Valley has the perfect climate, soil, and topography to harvest legendary Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Beyond wine, Napa Valley is a transformative utopia with gourmet dining, deluxe lodging, and modern culture. Welcome to wine country paradise! This trip includes:

1) 3 nights' lodging at the Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer located in St Helena, a quaint town located centrally in the valley. (Lodging is pending availability for your selected dates. If the resort is full during your selected dates, an alternative location will be provided. Lodging is based on single room, double occupancy)

2) One day of chauffered winery tours (wine tasting fees and gratuities not included)

3) Round-trip airfare for two (up to $1000)

Retail value: $3000

10. Custom-made Posting Knife
Donated by: Cambridge Technologies
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Knoernschild, $725

Now THAT's a knife! The blade on this beauty is six inches long and made of 440c stainless steel. The handle is stabilized box elder and buffalo horn with a nickel/silver guard, making the overall length 10.5 inches. This knife was crafted by Dr. Jerry Johnson, a professional knife maker and member of the Knife Maker's Guild. He's been doing this for over 25 years and has multiple awards for his work. There will be a case for the knife, and the winning bidder will have the option of having his/her name engraved on the blade.

Retail value: $1000

11. Trip to the Florida Keys
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim
Purchased by: Drs. Peggy Anne Hawkins and Teddi Wolff, $7000

Slow down and soak up some sun with a 3-night, 4-day escape to the Florida Keys. On Day 1, fly into cosmopolitan Miami, Florida, and buckle up for your convertible drive south to Key West's award-winning Ocean Key Resort & Spa: www.oceankey.com. Spend 2 nights at the Ocean Key Resort and Spa, the perfect balance of play and relaxation. Step out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Florida Keys and Key West. Drive back to Miami on Day 3, stay over at the Hilton Miami Airport and depart for home the following day.

This package includes 2 US domestic round-trip coach tickets and a $500 resort credit in addition to the 2 nights' lodging at the resort, vehicle rental, and Miami overnight stay. The trip must be booked and taken during the 2017 calendar year; contact Michelle Campbell at BI to make travel arrangements.

Retail value: $5000

12. Charitable Donation to Adams Thermal Foundation - Ethiopia
Donated by: Pipestone Veterinary Services
Purchased by: The AASV Foundation 2017 Consortium*, $32,000

Join the fight against hunger! Your successful bid will be matched by a donation in your name to fight hunger. This opportunity to help fight childhood hunger and support child education comes from Pipestone Veterinary Services of Pipestone, Minnesota. The successful bidder will have a matching donation made in their name by Pipestone to The Adams Thermal Foundation: www.adamsthermalfoundation.org/projects-africa.php.

Adams Thermal Foundation operates two schools in Ethiopia enrolling the “poorest of the poor” – children who are orphaned, HIV-positive or who struggle from the effects of extreme poverty. Adams Thermal Academies enroll 900 students from kindergarten through grade 10. Children receive an exceptional education, clothing, textbooks and school materials, food, medical attention and transportation. In addition, parents or guardians are taught job skills and receive mentoring to start their own businesses. Adams Thermal Academies create opportunities to break the cycle of poverty, through job skills and mentoring in the short-term and preparing students to succeed in college for the long-term.

Currently, a high school building is under construction at Adams Thermal Academy in Hosanna, Ethiopia which will allow 400 more students to enroll beginning in 2017. In addition, a kitchen, food storage facility and dining hall are being constructed at Adams Thermal Academy in Ottoro, Ethiopia which will enable nearly 500 students there to receive proper nutrition through a meal program beginning in the fall of 2017.

In addition, one Pipestone veterinarian and one Pipestone staff member will be visiting the project in 2017 and the successful bidder will have the option to accompany Pipestone during this visit to the charity project.

Suggested value: The burden on your heart

*The following individuals and organizations supported the bidding on this item as members of The AASV Foundation 2017 Consortium: Paul Armbrecht, Butch & Emma Baker, John & Andrea Baker and Family (Warrick Veterinary Clinic), Bob Blomme, Dave Bomgaars, Ron Brodersen, Dyneah Classen, Joe Connor, Wayne Freese, GlobalVetLINK, Doug Groth, Pat Halbur, Steve Henry, Howard Hill, Tyler Holck, Bill Hollis, Kerry Keffaber, Hans Koehnk, Aaron Lower, NutriQuest, Daryl Olsen, Jodie Pettit, David Reeves, Max Rodibaugh, Hans Rotto, Steve Schmitz, Peter Schneider, Mike & Lisa Tokach, Veterinary Medical Center (Worthington, MN), John Waddell, Thomas Wetzell, and Warren Wilson. Thank you, all!

Total raised = $17,340

13. Hog Belt Buckle
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Peter Schneider, $60

This metal "HOG BELT" buckle from Salsbury Labs in Charles City, Iowa measures approximately 4" x 2 1/2". Classic!

Retail value: $10

14. Triple the Delight Cuff Bracelet
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, $100

This medium cuff bracelet from Montana Silversmiths has three rows of sparkling cubic zirconia stones. Perfect for an evening out or when you just want to glamour up your style; this bracelet will shine! It's 7" long and 1.16" wide.

Retail value: $58

15. Sparkling Pathway Jewelry Set
Donated by: Kalmbach Feeds
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, $110

Looking for a jewelry set that has some beautiful sparkle and elegance? This is the perfect set from Montana Silversmiths. A waving line of eight graduated cubic zirconia wind their way down, while each curve is hugged by a line of antiqued silver finished pinpoints. The necklace pendant hangs from a 19-inch princess length chain, and the earrings dangle from stainless steel French hooks. F

Retail value: $53

16. Framed Pen & Ink Sketch of Happy Hog with Display Stand
Donated by: Dr. Paul L. and Janice J. Runnels
Purchased by: Dr. Scanlon Daniels, $450

This sketch of a happy, relaxing hog was purchased at the Iowa State University Memorial Union in 1981 as a gift for Dr. Lewis Runnels. 1981 is so last-century, but the art lives on (as does Dr. Lewis Runnels)! The framed sketch is about 13" x 14" x 1.25". The handmade display stand is made from Iowa walnut and measures about 10.25" x 6.5" x 1.5". All are suitable for the carry-on baggage of the winning bidder - so no excuses!

Retail value: $150

17. Collectors' Edition Bottle of 10-year Templeton Rye Special Reserve
Donated by: Struve Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. George Charbonneau, $160

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Templeton Rye, this collector's edition bottle is one of only 6080, hand-numbered and attractively packaged in a commemorative box. The Templeton Rye website describes it as having a "smooth body and a long finish - a testament to the people and the strong community spirit of Templeton, Iowa."

Retail value: $150

18. AASV Hampshire Desk Display
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Dr. Phil Gauger, $295

This AASV display for your office desk features a Hampshire boar and a white line sow. It measures approximately 21" wide by 7" tall. The lifelike sculptures by Carol Herden display exceptional detail!

Retail value: $275

19. AASV Duroc Desk Display
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Brett Bonwell, $455

This AASV display for your office desk is similar to the one pictured above, but features a Duroc boar and a white line sow. The lifelike sculptures by Carol Herden display exceptional detail!

Retail value: $275

20, 21, 22. Mystery Shopping Cards P-I-G
Donated by: Dr. Max & Carol Rodibaugh
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff (P=$325, I=$325, G=$325)

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, revealed: P=$100, I=$300, G=$200

23, 24. Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler & $200 Pork Gift Certificates (x2)
Donated by: Swine Vet Center, Saint Peter, Minnesota
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $750 and $825

You'll be ready for any tailgate, barbecue, or campout with this Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler! Fill it with your favorite cuts of pork using $200 worth of pork gift certificates included with the cooler. Swine Vet Center has donated TWO of these "package deals" - one Yeti is white, the other is Desert Tan. Bid on your favorite - or both!

Retail value: $600 each

25. Hormel Black Bacon and Curemaster Basket with 10-yr Special Reserve Templeton Rye
Donated by: Hormel Foods and Paul & Deb Sundberg
Purchased by: Chad Pilcher, $425

Bringin' home the bacon and more! Hormel has put together a gourmet collection of Black Label Bacon and Curemaster Reserve Ham. The Black Label Bacon Certificate has a $50 value for use on E-Commerce, and the Curemaster Reserve Certificate has a $105 value and can be used on any variety of Curemaster Ham. "More" includes a Curemaster Reserve Glaze flight, a Black Label Bacon VR Goggle set, a Black Label Bacon leather wallet and Black Label Bacon bottle openers! To top off the collection with class, a bottle of Johnny Walker Double Black Scotch AND a bottle of Special Reserve 10th Anniversary 10-Year Templeton Rye (The Good Stuff) are included. Put it all together and this package puts some real pork meaning to the phrase "The Good Stuff"!! The Hormel package and Johnny Walker Scotch is donated by Hormel Foods and the 10th Anniversary Templeton Rye is donated by Paul and Deb Sundberg.

Retail value: $450

26. Maine Lobster Dinner for Six
Donated by: IDEXX
Purchased by: Dr. Dale Mechler, $400

A fresh Maine lobster dinner with all the fixings will be shipped directly to your door from Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine! It will include six 1 1/2 pound Maine lobsters, six servings of New England clam chowder, lobster bibs, and utensils.

Retail value: $200

27. The Veterinarian's Creed Framed Art
Donated by: Integrated Veterinary Network, LLC (IVN)
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Apley, $520

This piece by the Old West Cedar Mill features the Veterinarian's Creed laser branded on cowhide, and framed in Oklahoma Red Aromatic Cedar.

Retail value: $350

28. Yeti Tank 45, Lid, Brick Bottle Opener, and 4 Rambler Colsters
Donated by: APC, Inc.
Purchased by: Chad Pilcher, $380

The YETI TANK® 45 will keep 52 cans or a pony keg of your favorite beer icy cold for your next get-together! It has a rotomolded design and poyurethane foam insulation for maximum ice retention, durability, and puddle-free performance. The YETI TANK lids are made of UV-resistant, marine-grade material. At a whopping 3/4 lb, the Brick has bottle cap busting power and its cast stainless design gives your bar top, office desk, or den a premium look. The YETI Colster® is like a stainless steel bear hug (or can cooler) for your sodas or longnecks. The Load-and-Lock™ gasket secures your drink in place while the Colster's double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your beer or soda frosty longer.

Retail value: $400

29. "Beer of Bourbon Country" Gift Basket
Donated by: Alltech
Purchased by: Dr. Brent Pepin, $75

This basket comes in a beer bucket from Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company! It includes a four-pack of their award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, a bottle koozie, a beer glass, a bottle opener and a hat!

Retail value: $60

30, 31. AASV Alderwood Pen Box (x 2)
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Hollis ($155) and Dr. Mark Brinkman ($90)

This handmade alderwood 3-compartment pen box features the AASV logo on one side and the veterinary staff on the other. It's 11" wide, 4 1/4" tall, and 3" deep. A beautiful and handy item for your desk or countertop to minimize clutter and help keep you organized! We'll have 2 pen boxes, to auction separately.

Retail value: $30

32, 33. Little Carved Wood Pig with Drawer (x2)
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $155 and $175

Each of these little carved cuties measures approximately 3 1/2" tall and 6" long by 2 1/2" wide. To be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $90 each

34. 1942 Wartime Publication: Swine Erysipelas
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Michael Pierdon, $145

This 8-page booklet, "Swine Erysipelas" was authored by A.W. Uren. It is University of Missouri Publication #358, published in March 1942.

Retail value: $10

35. 1939 USDA Hog Cholera Bulletin
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Mike Senn, $135

This 36-page booklet could be purchased for 5 cents when it was published in 1939. USDA Bulletin #834 - Hog Cholera, authored by M. Dorset and U.G. Houck, with slight revisions by W.M. MacKellar.

Retail value: $10

36. 1942 University of Minnesota Publication: "Hog Health Makes Wealth"
Donated by: Philip Burke
Purchased by: Dr. Michael Pierdon, $190

Perhaps you'll glean new insights from old wisdom in this 15-page booklet authored by H.G. Zavoral and published by the University of Minnesota in 1942.

Retail value: $10

37. Homemade Gifts from Wisconsin
Donated by: Dirk and Tara Donovan
Purchased by: Dr. Doug Powers, $190

Wonderful gifts from Wisconsin! This cute bag was hand-made by a talented Wisconsin seamstress, Julie LeFevre. Julie's daughter Claire is a 4th-year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, soon to be a swine practitioner! This adorable bag will be filled with lots of goodies hand-crafted in the great state of Wisconsin.

Retail value: $100

38. SDSU Wool Stadium Blanket
Donated by: SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Dept/Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Lab
Purchased by: Debra Thompson, $200

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 Nation Wool, Inc. and Faribault 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

39, 40. Set of Five Handmade Notecards (x2)
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: Dr. Teddi Wolff ($25) and Dr. George Charbonneau ($15)

Each set of 5 notecards includes 2 pig-themed cards, 2 cards with pressed flowers, and one mystery 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

41. Hand-knitted Child's Sweater with Pig Motif
Donated by: Dr. Judi Bell
Purchased by: Dr. Chris Kuster, $60

Besides being Associate Editor of the Journal of Swine Health and Production, Dr. Judi Bell is an avid and accomplished knitter and has donated several sweaters for past foundation auctions. This year, she's knit a child's sweater (size 8) of green wool; it features a Duroc pig on the front. Since the sweater is made of real wool, it should be hand-washed in cool water with Lux or other soap suitable for woolens, and dried flat on a towel.

Retail value: $50

42, 43. Merry Pigs
Donated by Topigs Norsvin
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $70 and $90

Our "Merry Pigs" are the result of a special collaboration with several artists. Each pig is hand-painted and has its own unique design. The artists work at Hint & Tint, a studio/shop where people with disabilities can discover and develop their talents and skills. Together they make and sell original, handmade products of high quality.

Each pig is approximate 7" long by 3" high. They make a lovely pair, but we'll auction them separately.

Retail value: $20 each

44. Framed, Original Pastel Painting by Brittany Naumann
Donated by: Dr. Jon Tangen & Brittany Naumann
Purchased by: Dr. Christa Goodell, $420

This 11x14" hand-drawn original pastel portrait was created by Iowa artist, Brittany Naumann. The portrait was made using the highest quality pastel pencils on PastelMat and is ensured to be archival. It will be framed and matted.

Retail value: $350

45. Cream Heather Scarf with Pewter Pig Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Dr. Elizabeth Newton-Royer, $360

A pewter pig pin accessorizes this cream heather scarf knitted of Aran weight, poly-wool blend that is machine washable.

Retail value: $50

46. Gold Scarf with Pigs in Boat Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Dr. James Unwin, $100

This lovely gold scarf was hand-knitted with Tiara by HiKoo beaded yarn by AASV member Dr. Susan Detmer. Hand washing recommended. The accompanying pin features two pigs in a row boat.

Retail value: $75

47. Gift Basket with Everything!
Donated by: Tonisity
Purchased by: Dr. Laura Bruner, $220

What a collection! You'll find 4 bottles of Northwest Missouri wine, 4 Missouri-made cheese spreads, 4 bottles of Missouri BBQ sauces, plus Missouri blackberry habenero jelly and Missouri red pepper jelly in a lovely gray basket. And that's not all - there's also a pig-themed apron and dish towel, piggy silicone spatula, 2 pig-shaped chip clips, a Tonisity pig-shaped wooden cutting board, a set of cheese knives, a wine bottle opener, a Tonisity collapsible water bottle, a St Joseph, MO Junior League cookbook, St Joseph Chamber coffee mug, 5 Tonisity piggy pens, 5 Tonisity ballpoint pens, 5 pig-shaped straws, and a wine chiller!

Retail value: $250

48. Felt Barn with Barnyard Friends
Donated by: Dr. Meghann Pierdon
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $215

This hand-sewn plush toy includes a barn carrying case and 6 animals. It folds up for easy transport and is great for quiet play. Great for kids of all ages!

Retail value: $40

49. Child's Hooded Towel Poncho with Accessories - Turquoise, Size 3-4-5T
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Dr. Duane Long, $100

Check out this hooded child's towel poncho with colorful pocket, lining, and trims! The poncho slips over the child's head and is a comfortable towel wrap while child plays at the beach, pool, or after a bath. Suitable for a boy or girl, this turquoise poncho is sized to fit 3-4-5T. Beach toy accessories also provided.

Retail value: $50

50. Child's Hooded Towel Poncho with Accessories - Navy, Size 4-5-6T
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, $70

This child's hooded navy towel poncho with fun fishy pocket and lining is perfect for bath, beach, or pool! The poncho slips over the child's head and is a comfortable towel wrap while child plays. Size 4-5-6T. Beach toy accessories also provided.

Retail value: $50

51. Steve Devenyns' Framed Print, "Wyoming Wilderness"
Donated by: Don & Julie Walter
Purchased by: Dr. Kent Schwartz, $525

"Wyoming Wilderness" was the first item auctioned by the AASV Foundation at the inaugural LIVE auction in 2000, and it was purchased by Dr. Don Walter. Don says, "My friend Tony Scheiber donated it, and my wife Julie and I have greatly enjoyed its inspiring interpretation of the Absaroka Mountains near Yellowstone National Park. We hope the winning bidder will enjoy it as much as we have, and we are pleased that it will once more benefit the AASV Foundation!"

Retail value: $725

52. Bose Sounddock Series III
Donated by: Larry Rueff, DVM
Purchased by: Dr. Clark Huinker, $230

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

53. Bose QC 20 In-ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Apple Devices
Donated by: Larry Rueff, DVM
Purchased by: Dr. Barry Wiseman, $500

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: $250

54. Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker
Donated by: Larry Rueff, DVM
Purchased by: Dr. Katie Sinclair, $150

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

55. Norwegian Roros Tweed Wool Blanket
Donated by: Topigs Norsvin USA
Purchased by; Dr. Elizabeth Newton-Royer, $360

This Roros blanket is made from 100% pure new Norwegian wool. All of the wool is selected from sheep grazing fresh Norwegian mountain pastures, ensuring soft, airy and comfortable blankets that are robust enough to remain beautifully functional for many years.

Retail value: $350

56. Grizzly 75 Cooler
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by: Dr. Ron White, $425

Pharmgate is proud to donate a Grizzly 75 custom cooler, made to the same high standards as all Grizzly coolers. These coolers are great for all occasions in the field or at home. Grizzly coolers come with a lifetime warranty. Enjoy your Pharmgate Grizzly 75 at all events where you need items to stay cool!

Retail value: $440

57, 58. 1 Case Indiana Kitchen Bacon (x2)
Donated by: Indiana Packers Corporation
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $410 and $400

No liquid smoke added here! This bacon is smoked and cured the way it should be, with thicker cuts and meatier flavor. Sourced from Midwest farms, our bacon makes every dish better. Each case (there will be two up for bid) contains 30 1-pound packages of bacon, and will be shipped directly to the winning bidder after the auction.

Retail value: $150 per case

59. 300 PRO LA® Antibiotic for Cattle and Swine
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Dr. Katie Sinclair, $150

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

60. Enroflox 100® Antibiotic for Cattle and Swine
Donated by: Norbrook Inc.
Purchased by: Dr. Mark Engesser, $350

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

61, 62. Sculpted Hampshire Boar Bookends (x2)
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Dr. Michael Pierdon ($130) and Dr. Dale Hendrickson ($180)

Beautiful Hampshire boar bookends sculpted in clay by Carol Herden - hand-cast in cold cast porcelain and then individually hand painted. One bookend features the AASV logo; the other displays the veterinary staff. A handsome display on your desktop or bookshelf! We will have two sets of bookends up for bid.

Retail value: $175 per set

63. The Veterinarian's Prayer Framed Art
Donated by: Four Star Veterinary Service
Purchased by: Dr. Bill Minton, $460

This artwork is handmade by Old West Cedar Mill, a family-owned business located in Yukon, Oklahoma. Each piece of art is handmade. The custom frames are made of Oklahoma Red Aromatic Cedar. They are started from raw logs, trimmed to size, molded and stained on site. The Veterinarian's Prayer and accompanying artwork is laser branded on cowhide.

Retail value: $350

64. Triple Threat Gift Basket
Donated by: Alltech
Purchased by: Dr. Nathan Winkelman, $230

This basket includes some memorabilia from Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company! Known for their award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, the basket features two coasters and three glasses, a bottle of Pearse Lyons Reserve whiskey, a bottle of Town Branch bourbon and a bottle of their famous Bluegrass Sundown, a dark roasted coffee infused with Kentucky bourbon.

Retail value: $155

65. Square Glass Box Vase
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Dr. Katie Woodard, $45

A unique 6x6x4" square glass vase featuring the AASV logo engraved on one side and the veterinary staff on the other. Fill it with candy, pens, or whatever you desire!

Retail value: $20

66. Bacon of the Month Club Subscription
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Dr. Dennis Villani, $350

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."

Retail value: $495

67. Four Tickets to a Chicago Bulls Home Game
Donated by: Bimeda
Purchased by: Dr. Daniel McManus, $345

Come and cheer in Chicago for the 2017 NBA season with these four tickets to a Chicago Bulls home game! Seating level 300 center. Choose one of the following home games:

March 10, 2017: Houston Rockets
March 24, 2017: Philadelphia 76'ers
April 1, 2017: Atlanta Hawks

Travel and living expenses not included. Bimeda will ship the tickets to the winning bidder.

Retail value: $320

68. Chainsaw Wood Carving - Pig
Donated by: Newport Laboratories
Purchased by: Dr. Paul Armbrecht, $2425

Just in time for this year's AASV event, Custom Swine Chainsaw Art by Chainsaw Mama! Faye Braaten, master carver from Loveland, Colorado, will be making this one-of-a-kind masterpiece for the AASV event. We've provided Faye (aka "Chainsaw Mama") with some of our favorite photos of our favorite animal ... a pig, of course! Faye will be carving the item (approximately 3' wide by 3' tall), which will arrive on-site just in time for this year's event. Since her items are one-of-a-kind, even Chainsaw Mama didn't know exactly how it would turn out, but - ta da! - here's a photo of the finished work of art! We invite you to visit Faye's website to view additional pieces of her amazing art, produced with a piece of wood and her sculpting tool of choice, a chainsaw: www.chainsawmama.com.

Retail value: $450 and we'll even add in the shipping cost within the U.S.

69. YETI Cooler and Drinkware Package
Donated by: Huvepharma
Purchased by: Dr. Michael Schelkopf, $800

YETI Coolers LLC manufactures portable coolers and drinkware used for fishing/marine, hunting, camping, and tailgating activities. This comprehensive package of YETI products bearing the Huvepharma logo includes: a Tundra 45 Cooler (the perfect cooler for any outdoor activity), a Hopper Flip 12 (YETI's leakproof, tough-as-nails, soft cooler), a Colster, and one 20-oz and one 30-oz Tumbler.

Retail value: $700