AASV Foundation 2019 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 11, 2019
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

 

AASV is 50, so ...
Let's Go for the Gold!

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Contributions

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!

AVMA PLIT, in honor of Dr. Rodney Johnson: $3000
Dr. Paul Armbrecht: $2500
Dr. Rodney and Emma Baker: $1000
Mrs. Mary Lou Chapek-Hogg: $1000
Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild: $1000
Dr. Warren and Marilyn Wilson: $1000
Dr. Nathan Winkelman: $1000
Mr. Brian Boyle - Boyle Capital: $500
Mr. Andrew Kleis - Insight Wealth Group: $500
Mr. Chris Uglum - Pivot Wealth Strategies: $250
Mrs. Pat Anderson: $150
Dr. Peter Franz: $100
Dr. Wilson and Enid Rumbeiha: $100

Items up for Bid

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Four All-Session Tickets to the 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four, Plus Lodging
Donated by: Fast Genetics

Yes, you read that correctly! These four (4) all-session tickets to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota include the games on Saturday, April 6 AND Monday, April 8. Souvenir tickets included.

Plus, overnight accommodations are reserved at the Nicollet Island Inn, offering a quiet oasis near the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. Two rooms are reserved for arrival on Friday, April 5, 2019 and departure on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Nicollet Island Inn, on the Mississippi River’s storied shores, evokes charm and ambiance while showering its guests with modern conveniences. You’ll enjoy a perfect combination of the classic and the modern during your stay at the Nicollet Island Inn – a truly intimate hotel, restaurant, bar, and banquet destination.

*Travel/airfare expenses not included

Market value: $3765.00

Trip of a Lifetime to New Zealand
Donated by: AMVC and PIC

Whether it's impressive landscapes, unparalled fishing, unique ecosystems (including both volcanoes and glaciers), or interesting cultural attractions, New Zealand has something for everyone! Review the list of "must-see" attractions at https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/new-zealand/articles/20-must-visit-attractions-in-new-zealand/, and don't miss this opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. AMVC and PIC will foot the bill for your airline tickets, lodging, and travel expenses (up to $10,000 total) - they'll be happy to assist, or you can make your own arrangements.

Market value: $10,000

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour for Four
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production

For the True Bourbon Fan - Journey to all 10 of Kentucky’s legendary Bourbon Trail Distilleries over the course of 3 days: Maker’s Mark, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses Distillery, Wild Turkey, Town Branch Distillery, Bulleit/Stitzel-Weller, Evan Williams, and Angels Envy.

For the connoisseur of world-renown American whiskey, there is only one place that allows you a sensory experience that is truly unique to America. Only in Kentucky.  Only in Bourbon Country.

Get an up close look at how bourbon is distilled, the history behind the crafting of bourbon, and the art behind the perfect bourbon tasting.

This package includes:
* 4 tickets for the 3-day Trailblazer Tour (distillery tickets, transportation during the tour, driver gratuity, snacks and beverages during the tour)
*
4 nights' hotel stay for 4, based on double occupancy in rooms
*
Valid for the year 2019

Note, m
eals and transportation to and from Louisville, KY are not included.

Tip:
The recommended best time to visit the trail is in the fall and spring months. During these times, bourbon is in full production, the weather is more pleasant for touring the distilleries, and it’s not as crowded.

Market value: $3500

West Virginia Whitewater Rafting Trip for Six
Donated by: Dr Dennis and Elizabeth Villani

Experience action-packed class IV whitewaterrafting in the New River Gorge in beautiful southern West Virginia, while building unforgettable memories with friends and/or family. In addition, enjoy 2 nights' lodging in a 2-bedroom deluxe Outback cabin. Sitting on the rim of Mill Creek Canyon, these fully furnished rental cabins offer a great view. You'll be within walking distance of your rafting activity meeting spot, the Canyon Falls swimming hole, resturants, and hiking trails!

Dr Dennis Villani adds, "Beth and I grew up rafting the rivers in West Virginia and thought this trip, especially in Sep/Oct, might be a fun trip for a group of friends and/or family. The fall colors are particularly beautiful that time of year!"

Market value: $2000

Martha's Vineyard July 3-7: Lighthouses, Lobsters, and Leisure
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Spend 5 days and 4 nights in the Lark Suite at one of the finest boutique hotels in Martha's Vineyard. The hotel is steps away from the harbor, steps away from world-class restaurants and shopping. July 4 is a special time, with a parade right out the front door of the hotel and an amazing fireworks display along the waterfront. Roundtrip airfare and a rental vehicle will also be provided. Spend some time relaxing and enjoying the best of New England.

Retail value: $5000

Apple Vacations Gift Card
Donated by: Zoetis

To help members 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

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 20-gauge Shotgun
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health

What a beauty!

This Italian-made Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon over-and-under 20-gauge shotgun with 28" barrel is just what you need for the ultimate upland hunting experience! It includes interchangeable chokes, a low-profile receiver, schnabel fore-end, scroll engraving, select walnut, cold-hammer forged barrel, and tang safety and barrel selector. Read all about it at www.beretta.com/en-us/686-silver-pigeon-i/.

Market value: $2000

Diagnostic Laboratory Training Workshop
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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, no charge for the diagnostic case work-ups conducted in conjunction with the workshop, 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.

Market value: $3,500

Horse and Carriage Ride
Donated by: Dr. Paul, Lori, and Adam Yeske

Midwesterners, take note of this opportunity for a memorable and nostalgic horse and carriage ride! The Yeskes will travel up to 250 miles from St Peter, Minnesota to treat you to a one-to-two hour experience, including harnessing and the ride itself. The winning bidder may choose one of three options: 1) the white carriage (holds 4-6), 2) a small wagon (holds 8-10), or a hayrack (holds up to 25) for an old-fashioned hayrack ride. They will put you up front and teach you how to drive the horses, or you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite beverage while they do all of the work!

The perfect treat for that upcoming wedding, prom, or family reunion!

Market value: $750

Pointillism Artwork: "Passel of Piglets," by Sheila Kelso
Donated by: Dr. C. Scanlon Daniels

The Jan/Feb 2009 issue of the Journal of Swine Health and Production featured a cover photograph taken by Dr. Anne Wimmer. Her image provided the inspiration for this impressive black-and-white pointillism artwork created by Sheila Kelso, Financial Analyist & Production Support for Smithfield Hog Production in Laverne, Oklahoma. The artwork is currently in progress as shown; check back to see the finished piece, framed and measuring 18 x 24 inches.

Market value: $1250

Pointillism Artwork: "Pigture of Health" by Anne Lovett
Donated by: Dr. C. Scanlon Daniels

Ashley Schwartz (wife of AASV member Dr. Trevor Schwartz) photographed the pig that appeared on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of the Journal of Swine Health and Production. Anne Lovett, a fourth-year veterinary student at Texas A&M University, is rendering the image into an 18 x 24-inch work of pointillism art that is sure to impress! Check back for a photo of the finished, framed work of art.

Market value: $1250

Handpainted Artwork by Ellen Swisher-Crabb
Donated by: United Animal Health

One-of-a-kind, hand-painted artwork. Enjoy the beautiful French sunset every day with a unique farm painting by Ellen Swisher-Crabb, vice-chairperson of United Animal Health. Ellen is a lifelong artist specializing in modern contemporary and classic paintings. This is her only painting of this subject, and a beautiful representation of the French sunset.

Market value: $1000

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker
Donated by: Huvepharma

Got pork? We've got just what you need: a Grilla Pellet Smoker!

TheGrilla Wood Pellet Grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber. The Grilla also has a convertible, two-tiered stainless steel cooking surface and Set ‘n Forget digital controls. Autostart means no matches, lighter fluid or gas are required. The Grilla pellet smoker also comes equipped with EZ glide wheels, flame viewing window, a powder-coat finish, and a stainless-steel work surface.

One of the reasons the Grilla is such a hot commodity is its heating technology. The Grilla comes equipped with an auto ignition and a set ‘n forget digital control system so you don’t have to be glued to your grill all day long. The digital controls will let you adjust the heat between 180 and 500 degrees in 5 degree increments, which allows you tremendous cooking flexibility. The included digital control panel and meat probe displays both the grill’s current temperature and the current temperature of your meat. The control panel also makes sure pellets are fed through the firepot continuously. The Grilla’s design also helps you avoid flare ups due to its Never Flare Flavor Disc and the blower fan. This keeps the flames away from your food and also allows for convection style cooking. On top of all these features, the burn grate and firepot are both made of durable stainless steel.

The Grilla’s unique shape provides some very real benefits. For one, the round shape eliminates hot and cold corners. Also, the unique swinging lid allows you to keep heat in when you check on your food, and you can also leave it partially open with zero effort, letting you work with two hands if necessary.

The Grilla’s Interior
The Grilla’s interior provides a lot of flexibility for your barbecues as well. The upper grate pops out allowing you room for whole chickens, turkeys and roasts. The fire area is insulated, and the grates are made from ¼-inch stainless steel rod. Here’s how the interior measures up:
* Main Cooking Area: 346"
* Upper Cooking Area: 142"
* Total Cooking Area: 488″

Market value: $800

Daniel Boone WiFi-enabled Pellet Grill and Compart Pork
Donated by: Swine Vet Center

Enjoy grilling all year long with the push of a button! Control temperature from the grill OR from the GMG wifi app. The digital controller controls your grill's temperature from 150°-500°F in 5° increments. Unparalleled accuracy, winter or summer. Just set it and forget it! The firebox features a "Cyclone" effect for more efficient pellet usage. The "Low-Pellet Alarm" in the hopper will transmit to the remote or to your phone or tablet via the GMG app. The wifi app, which works on phones, tablets, and more, lets you enjoy total control and information from inside the comfort of your home.

Also included is the Compart Duroc "All Natural" Premium gift box featuring pork, the perfect meat for any event! Premium Compart Duroc boneless country pit hams bring the taste of good old-fashioned flavor to your dinner table. Paired with Compart Duroc's elegant 5-rib Frenched pork rack, lean and thick applewood-smoked bacon, a fine boneless loin, and a tenderloin, your table will be dressed with delicious, mouthwatering pork your guests will be talking about for years to come. All Compart Duroc premium products are easy to cook, and their natural marbling and firmness make them rich and flavorful. They are simply, naturally delicious.

Market value: $935

Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill and Compart Pork
Donated by: Swine Vet Center

The redefined Pro grill has a linebacker-like sawhorse chassis for stability. Get even weight distribution while hauling your grill with the brawny new side-lift bar; the all-terrain wheels are rock-solid and make rolling your grill over pavers, rocks, and dirt simple. The new series touts better temperature control, as the Digital Pro Controller has Advanced Grilling Logic to keep temps within +/-15 degrees F for guaranteed precision grilling. Create the Traeger taste for family and friends when you take your grilling experience to the pro level!

Also included is the Compart Duroc "All Natural" Premium gift box featuring pork, the perfect meat for any event! Premium Compart Duroc boneless country pit hams bring the taste of good old-fashioned flavor to your dinner table. Paired with Compart Duroc's elegant 5-rib Frenched pork rack, lean and thick applewood-smoked bacon, a fine boneless loin, and a tenderloin, your table will be dressed with delicious, mouthwatering pork your guests will be talking about for years to come. All Compart Duroc premium products are easy to cook, and their natural marbling and firmness make them rich and flavorful. They are simply, naturally delicious.

Market value: $885

Tailgate Party Package: Custom AASV Cornhole Boards and Yeti Cooler
Donated by: Innovative Veterinary Solutions

We're pretty sure you'll be the only one in the tailgate lot sporting custom AASV cornhole boards and offering beverages from your AASV Yeti Roadie 20 hard-case cooler. Have fun, cheer on your favorite team and support the AASV Foundation!

Market value: $550

Mystery Gift Cards: JASPER P-I-G
Donated by: Dr. Max and Carol Rodibaugh

If you just want to shop, bid often on the JASPER gift cards. The total value of all 3 cards is $650. Each one has a "50" in the value of the card, to celebrate 50 years of AASV! Buy them all, then you eliminate the "mystery."

In case you're new to the auction, here's the backstory: We have 3 gift cards for you to bid on (separately) - 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! 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. (Don't forget, 1969 was also the year of AASV's genesis.) 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!

Market value: $650 (total value of all 3 cards)

Hand-crafted Knife
Donated by: Cambridge Technologies

This custom made knife from J.L. Johnson Custom Knives features a trailing point, stainless steel blade with stainless steel guard. The decorative, engraved blade is a high grade steel designed specifically to hold a sharp edge. The handle is crafted from exotic wood and animal horn with decorative pins. A custom made leather sheath is included. The knife was hand crafted by Dr. Jerry Johnson, who has created over 1500 knives and has provided these fine works for auction to support organizations such as Wild Sheep Foundation, Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited. This knife, donated to the AASV Foundation by Cambridge Technologies, would be a fine addition to your knife collection or a magnificent standalone art piece.

Market value: $2500

Handcrafted Tea Box
Donated by: Pharmacosmos

This Cherry tea box was handmade specifically for the AASV Foundation auction by Dr. Chris Olsen of Pharmacosmos in his woodworking shop. The box measures 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.25 inches, has six compartments for tea bags and features a glass window in the lid. (Teapot not included.)

Market value: $125

Charcuterie Serving Board with Carnivore Club Gift Card
Donated by: Pharmacosmos

This Walnut serving board is perfect for serving charcuterie, cheese or anything else you desire. It was made specifically for the AASV Foundation auction by Dr. Chris Olsen of Pharmacosmos in his woodworking shop. It measures 23 x 7.5 inches and has leather carrying handles. This serving board comes with a $100 gift card to the Carnivore Club making it a perfect package to host your next get-together!

Market value: $150

Live Edge Cherry Coffee Table
Donated by: Dr. Lee Schulteis - Schulteis Cabinet Company

Live-edge furniture is all the rage, and this sturdy coffee table is sure to draw admiring looks and comments. It is handcrafted from a 2-1/2" slab of solid cherry, and measures 52" long, 20" wide, and 16" tall. A smooth, durable conversion varnish highlights and enhances the rich grain of the cherry wood. The table weighs around 50-75 pounds, so we won't be able to ship it, but we'll work with the winning bidder to arrange for pickup in Iowa.

Market value: $850

42-Gallon Aluminum Can Recycling Box with AASV Logo
Donated by: East Fork Swine Veterinary Services, PC

Store your aluminum cans in an attractive recycling box! These 42-gallon boxes use a contractor size garbage bag, and make the unsightly mess of recycling appealing! So don't miss out on your chance to do your part to recycle, and proudly support the AASV Foundation!

Market value: $250

42-Gallon Aluminum Can Recycling Box with Your Choice of Logo
Donated by: East Fork Swine Veterinary Services, PC

Store your aluminum cans in an attractive recycling box! These 42-gallon boxes use a contractor size garbage bag, and make the unsightly mess of recycling appealing! You choose the logo to appear on the box that will be custom-made just for you (here are just a few samples)! Don't miss out on your chance to do your part to recycle, and proudly support the AASV Foundation! East Fork Swine will arrange for pickup by or shipment to the winning bidder as desired.

Market value: $250

APC Customized Carry-On Spinner Luggage
Donated by: APC, Inc.

This 22" customized print hardside expandable carry-on spinner luggage suitcase (collection by Traveler's Choice) is constructed of polycarbonate and diamond-debossed ABS hardshell materials; lightweight yet durable.

Market value: $150

Framed Print Series: Clinic, The Cow Doctor, and A Canine Aesculapius
Donated by: Abilene Animal Hospital

Other mixed-animal practices will be interested in these framed copies of engravings done by John Charles Dollman, reprinted as a series in Shell’s Pictorial Treasury of Veterinary Medicine. The series includes: Clinic, The Cow-Doctor, and A Canine Aesculapius. All three prints are double matted, framed, and ready to be hung. Take home a little piece of veterinary art history!

Market value: $350

Canvas and Leather Laptop or Gear Bag
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health

This heavy-duty padded canvas bag is ready to go wherever you go! With roomy padded interior compartments, front zippered pocket and side and rear pockets, there's a place for everything, whether it's your laptop and mobile office needs or your hunting or fishing gear. Durable leather pulls and straps complement the organic nature of this versatile bag.

Market value: $200

Swine Necropsy Tool Box
Donated by: Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC)

Here's the complete necropsy tool box for the swine practitioner! Each 3-shelf toolbox contains ten 12cc-syringes, ten 16 x 1.5" needles, ten 20 x 1.5" vacutainer needles, 3 bleeding hubs, 5 polyester-tipped swabs, 10 serum separator tubes, humidity/temperature pen, laser pointer, digital thermometer, 11 tissue-sampling bags, tissue forceps, surgical scissors, needle-nose pliers, sharpening steel, oil-impregnated sharpening stone, 6-inch boning knife, 7-inch cleaver, and a dead blow mallet. These are the same kits that are used in the Swine Production Medicine Clinical Rotation (SMEC 480) with the Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC) at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Market value: $290

Twelve-month Subscription to Bacon of the Month Club
Donated by: Zoetis

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: $500

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth® Speaker II - Aquatic Blue
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

From the pool to the park to the patio, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II is a tough and water-resistant companion that’s perfect for any adventure. Featuring a soft-touch silicone exterior and a built-in microphone for calls, it’s your go-to speaker with bold sound—wherever you need it.

*Innovative Bose technology packs bold sound into a small, water-resistant speaker
*Rugged, with a soft-touch silicone exterior that makes it easy to pick up and go
*Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing so it's easier than ever - or even quick-pair with NFC devices
*Lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 8 hours of play time, rechargeable with USB power sources
*Built-in mic for speakerphone or accessing digital assistants like Siri or Google Now. The SoundLink Color II's Bluetooth link is capable of stable operation at up to 9m (30 ft).

Retail value: $130

Bose SoundLink® Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

Music makes you feel free. Wires shouldn’t get in the way of that. SoundLink Wireless Headphones are engineered for exceptional sound, which stays consistent at any volume thanks to a combination of exclusive technologies. With clear calls in any environment, durable materials and a comfortable fit, you can experience wireless freedom. And uncompromised performance.

*Deep, immersive sound, improved eq-best-in-class performance for wireless headphones.
*Latest Bluetooth technology for easy connectivity and seamless audio/video syncs. Wireless range up to 9m (30 ft).
*Advanced microphone system, HD voice for clear calls in windy or noisy environments. Recharge time 3.0 hours.
*Up to 15 hours play time with rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Each cushion: 9.6 cm H x 7.4 cm W.
*Switch between two Bluetooth devices so you can watch a video while staying connected to your smartphone.

Market value: $200

Bose SoundTouch® 10 Wireless Speaker
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff

Want to fit a lot of sound into any room? Choose the SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker. It’s small enough to fit just about anywhere, with full, rich sound that belies its size. With instant, easy access to your music, it’s the perfect companion to fit any occasion. And it couldn’t be easier to use. To stream a world of music, just install the free SoundTouch app on your device. It also works with any Alexa-enabled device (not included) for voice control!

Market value: $170

Diamond V Wine Basket
Donated by: Diamond V

What goes better with friends and fun than wine? This wine-tasting party includes a selection of wines, unique wine glasses, and charms hand-crafted by AASV member Dr. Karen Lehe.

Market value: $350

Iowa Beer and Bacon
Donated by: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Smithfield Foods

This package includes one of the best pairings in the history of mankind. One case of Smithfield Classic Cut Bacon (24 one-pound packages) and four cases of craft beer from Iowa's best breweries (Exile Brewery and Confluence Brewing Company). The bacon was generously donated by Smithfield Foods. Beer is courtesy of swine faculty in the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Department at Iowa State University.

Will be shipped to the winning bidders after the auction.

Market value: $200

Maine Lobster Dinner for 6
Donated by: IDEXX

Fresh Maine lobster dinner with all the fixings shipped directly to your door from Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine. Includes six 1-pound Maine Lobsters, New England Clam Chowder, lobster bibs and utensils shipped FedEx Priority Overnight next day delivery.

Market value: $200

Harker Family Farms and Orchard Gift Certificate - $50 (x2)
Donated by: Dr. Jeff Harker & Family

Go for the Gold (Delicious) -- or any of the other dozens of apple varieties at Harker Family Farms and Orchard! If you love fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the farm, then this is the item for you. This gift certificate can be used to purchase any item sold at Harker Family Farms near Waldron, Indiana during the 2019 season (June-Oct). Possibilities include peaches and apples (over 50 varieties of each), and most vegetables (sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans) when they are in season, all grown and picked at peak ripeness on-site. Also fresh apple cider from Aug-Nov. If you cannot make it to the farm, individual delivery arrangements can be made to most locations in the Midwest. Jeff's recommendation for the $50 amount: quarter peck each of white and yellow peaches, half peck apples, half gallon apple cider, 1 dozen sweet corn and a few pounds of tomatoes and green beans (all available simultaneously in early August!).

The Harkers have donated TWO gift certificates, each worth $50.

Black Beaded Cowl with Pig Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer

This hand-knitted cowl goes from casual to elegant in black with a hint of glitter from the beads and sequins. The matching black pig pin provides a handy reminder of your meat cuts when dining out. *hand wash, lay flat to dry.

Market value: $45

Vintage Hermes Silk Scarves with Pig Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer

These vintage Hermes scarves are 100% silk and make an elegant addtion to any wardrobe. The "Persepolis" scarf has a gray background and "Le Matin Neuf" scarf has a cream background with blue, gold and silver (circa 2000). The gold colored pig pin is also a vintage piece for a blazer or scarf.

Market value: $300

Child's Quiet Book
Donated by: Dr. Meghann Pierdon

This book provides a quiet activity for children of all ages. Each page features a different animal environment and small felt animals that the child can play with.

Market value: $50

Toddler Reversible Art/Cooking Apron
Donated by: Gail Rueff

Get ready for some fun! Encourage all kinds of creative play with a unisex reversible toddler (sizes 4-8) apron. The "fox" side is an art apron with slots for crayons, pencils, etc. The other side could be a cooking apron and has pigs as well as milk bottles on it. Some art supplies are included.

Market value: $50

Library Tote Bag Featuring Vintage Needlework
Donated by: Gail Rueff

You'll love this library tote bag incorporating a vintage needlework panel with new fabrics in the theme of "All Things Bright and Beautiful." A 4-book collection of James Herriot books (also vintage but in great shape) accompanies the tote. The bag is lined and has pockets, a zipper pocket, and a magnetic closure. The lining and straps were made from Pottery Barn curtain fabrics.

The needlework on this tote was originally a gift to Larry and Gail from Larry's mother. Gail is trusting that the winning bidder will appreciate the nostalgic nature of this very special item!

Market value: $45

Wool Stadium Blanket (SD Sheepgrower's Project)
Donated by: SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Dept/SD Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

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.

Market value: $140

Roros Champagnebobler Tweed Throw (52" x 40")
Donated by: Topigs Norsvin USA

The Roros blanket is made from 100% pure 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.

Market value: $120

Merry Pig
Donated by: Topigs Norsvin USA

Our “Merry Pigs” are the result of a special collaboration with several artists. 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 hand-painted and has its own unique design. So the color and design will vary from the image. The pig is approximately 7" long by 3" tall.

Market value: $25

Cambodian Duffle Bag
Donated by: Drs. Mike and Lisa Tokach

You will certainly make a fashion statement while carrying this unique duffle bag, an upcycled item bought in the street markets of Cambodia. It was made by the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center from recycled pig feed bags. Rest assured, it has been properly disinfected to enter the U.S.

Market value: $30

Cambodian Computer Bag
Donated by: Drs. Mike and Lisa Tokach

You will certainly make a fashion statement while carrying this unique laptop computer bag, an upcycled item bought in the street markets of Cambodia. It was made by the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center from recycled pig feed bags. Care was taken to make sure it was properly disinfected to enter the U.S.

Market value: $15

Carved Wood Pig from China (Certified ASF-free) (x2)
Donated by: PIC Asia Veterinarians

The veterinarians of PIC Asia are once again contributing a pair of carved wooden pigs from China. They're currently in extended quarantine (ASF, you know) so the image is of a "littermate" from last year. We've been assured they'll clear quarantine well ahead of the AASV meeting, so they'll be on display at the auction. You'll be able to bid on each pig individually. Each carved pig weighs about 30-35 pounds and measures about 40cm in length.

Market value: $100, not including transport, tariffs, and quarantine fees ;-)

Compart Pork Gift Card - $150 (x2)
Donated by: Aurora Pharmaceutical

Fire up the grill! The winning bidder will receive a gift card good for a $150 gift box of delicious Compart Pork meats. Aurora Pharmaceutical has donated TWO gift cards - why not bid on both?!

Market value: $150 per Compart Pork gift box

Indiana Kitchen Bacon - 24 one-pound packages (x2)
Donated by: Indiana Packers Corporation

Sourced from proud Midwestern farmers, our bacon tastes like a day’s work done right. Smoked over natural hardwoods and cured the good old-fashioned way for that fresh-from-the-farm taste that’s sure to bring the family together. You ring the dinner bell. We’ll bring the sizzle.

Our flagship bacon. No liquid smoke, gluten or MSG. Just smoked over real hardwood chips and cured in the essentials: water, salt and sugar. For those who want to feed their families the highest quality they can get their hands on.

Indiana Packers Corp has donated two cases of bacon! Your bid is for ONE case (24 one-pound packages) of bacon. The bacon will be shipped to the winning bidders after the auction.

Market value: $125 per case.

Four Tickets to a Chicago Bulls Game
Donated by: Bimeda

Come and cheer in Chicago for the 2018-19 NBA season with these four tickets to a Chicago Bulls home game! Seating level 300 center. Choose one of the following home games:

March 20, 2019: Washington Wizards
March 27, 2019: Portland Trailblazers
March 30, 2019: Toronto Raptors

Traveling and living expenses not included. Bimeda will send the tickets directly to the winning bidder.

Market value: $360

50th Annual Meeting Commemorative Copper Plaque
Donated by: Dr. Joaquin Becerril

Commemorate your participation in the historic 50th AASV Annual Meeting with this handcrafted copper plaque made in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico. The quality workmanship is evident in this unique display piece, which measures 16 x 24 inches, and weighs 6 pounds.

Market value: $200

1931 Textbook: Breeds of Livestock in America
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa

This eighty-eight year old text by Henry Vaughn is in outstanding condition and will look amazing on your bookshelf! Complete with numerous photos, this tome will convince you to incorporate the Essex pig into your genetics program. Check out the smiling Cheshire sow on page 587!

Market value: $100

1944 Textbook: Embryology of the Pig, 2nd edition
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa

This mint-condition book will turn 75 years young this year. Loaded with pictures and diagrams, many in color, this text by Patten will brighten any collection. Now where did I put my allantois?

Market value: $125

1967 Textbook: The Merck Veterinary Manual, 3rd edition
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa

This iconic symbol of veterinary references is in excellent condition. Nearing 52 years old, this text will make a great conversation starter on your coffee table. Who remembers Physocephalus?

Market value: $75

Historic 1989 AASP Newsletter: PRRS, Presidents, PQA, and Pig Pro
Donated by AASV

Listen up, all of you history buffs out there! Here's your chance to own an original copy of the AASP Newsletter containing one of the first published accounts of what we now know as PRRS. The article, Reproductive Failure of Unknown Etiology, was authored by Dr. Kerry Keffaber and appeared in the second issue of the AASP Newsletter (the precursor to the Journal of Swine Health and Production). It has been the most-requested reprint of any AASP/V manuscript in the association's history. At the time of publication, Dr. Keffaber was engaged in private practice at the Swine Health Center in Roann, Indiana. Later, he served AASV on the Executive Committee, ascending to the position of AASV President in 2008.

Those facts alone make the Sept-Oct 1989 issue of the AASP Newsletter quite desirable, but there's more. This particular copy belonged to none other than Dr. Bob Morrison: noted PRRS researcher, leader in the PRRS elimination effort, and past-president of AASV. The mailing label bears Dr. Morrison's name and address at the University of Minnesota, and it's clear that Dr. Keffaber's article piqued Bob's interest, as he underlined the words "undiagnosed reproductive failure on 11 farms" in red ink. Talk about history in the making!

There are additional tidbits of swine industry history contained within the twelve pages of Volume 1, Number 2, including mention of NPPC's then soon-to-be released Quality Assurance Program (Level 1), as well as a full-page spread advertisement for the Pig Pro production management program offered by Oxford Veterinary Laboratories. All of this took place during AASP's 20th anniversary year! Don't miss the opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind piece of AASP history.

Market value: Priceless

Pig Health
Donated by: Dr. Joseph Connor

Pig Health is a comprehensive book written by John Carr, Shih-Ping Chen, Joseph Connor, Roy Kirkwood, and Joaquim Segales,directed to veterinary students to provide a holistic approach to swine veterinary care. The book is supported by numerous practical videos.

Market value: $300

Set of Five Handmade Pig-Themed Greeting Cards (x2)
Donated by: Karen Richardson

JSHAP Publications Manager Karen Richardson has handcrafted this set of pig-themed notecards to fill all of your greeting card needs. The 5-card set includes one each of the following: Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Thinking of you, Get well soon, and Thank you.

We'll have 2 sets of cards, to be auctioned separately.

Retail value: $15 per set.

Framed Thomas Mangelson Poster: "A Change of Seasons"
Donated by: Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild

In what seems to be a diorama of the awe-inspiring Alaska landscape, the drama of changing dwarf birch collages emphasized by the sun settling onto the horizon and touching the Alaska Range and beyond. One of Denali National Park's best known mammals, the bull moose, keeps a steady eye on his mating group of females, known as a “harem,” as they move down the valley to wait out the night. From the west, the first sale squall of Autumn dusts the highest peaks. Soon all of Denali will be blanketed in winter whiteness.

The framed image measures 41" x 22".

Market value: $125

Framed Thomas Mangelson Poster: "Colors of the Smokies"
Donated by: Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild

Deep in the heart of a Tennessee forest, a varied mosaic of red maple, sugar maple, white oak, and tulip popular trees brings light to the fall season. Home to black bears, these forests also shelter hundreds of avian species, including wild turkey. The tulip poplar, with its extremely straight trunk, was planted on the grounds of Mt. Vernon by George Washington, who is better known for his escapades involving a cherry tree. This famed poplar, which branches out over fifty feet in the wild, is the second tallest native tree east of the Mississippi.

The framed image measures 41" x 22".

Market value: $125

Framed Thomas Mangelson Poster: "Tapis Magique"
Donated by: Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild

In a scene reminiscent of a fairy tale or an armchair vacation afforded by a daydream, a hillside carpeted in seemingly infinite wildflowers transports the viewer to a place far away from the chaos of modern-day living. Gazing at flowers, long considered calming, beautifying forces - thus the popularity of flower shops and stands - mirrors the medicinal effect of many plant species. While many flowers of the Eschscholzia, or poppy, family are fairly poisonous, the California poppy has been used in traditional herbal applications to treat anxiety, relieve pain, relax muscular spasms and induce sleep.

The framed image measures 41" x 22".

Market value: $125

Framed Print by Ann Hanson: "Inhognito"
Donated by: Dr. Kerry and Betsy Keffaber

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 measures 26" x 26" and has been signed and numbered by the artist. Number 514 of 750 printed.

Market value: $350

Breyer Pig: Jasper, the Market Hog
Donated by: Dr. Kerry and Betsy Keffaber

1969, what an eventful year: Woodstock, the lunar landing, and the start of AASP! With all of that going on, you might have missed that 1969 was the year "Jasper" was named Grand Champion Barrow at the Chicago International Livestock Show. Jasper's owner was none other than the father of one of AASV's illustrious past presidents, Dr. Max Rodibaugh. Not only that, Jasper was such a model of perfection that the famous Breyer pig was created in his image.

Here's your chance to own a piece of history 50 years in the making: Jasper the Market Hog, in the original Breyer box.

Market value: $75

Framed Print: Boy and Pig in Snowy Barnyard
Donated by: Dr. Kerry and Betsy Keffaber

This 15" x 15" framed print is not too small and not to large; it's just right! The gentle scene it depicts will add a nostalgic accent to your home or office decor.

Market value: $75

Pig Lampstand with Shade
Donated by: Glue, LLC

Here's a conversation starter, perfect for the den, office, or clinic! The base of this substantial lamp features a wood-like carved pig sporting the "live edge" look that is so popular right now. A burlap-textured shade completes the overall "earthy" feel of the lamp, which is 27" tall. The fixture is rated for a 60-watt bulb.

Market value: $75

Fly Box Stocked with 87 Top-Water Trout Flies
Donated by: Dr. Lee Schulteis

If you know Sue Schulteis's husband Lee, you know that he is a passionate trout fly fisherman. He has outfitted a 2-sided 4"x6" silicon-lined fly box with 87 of his hand-tied flies suitable for fishing trout water across the country. He's included 17 different patterns in a variety of sizes, all meant to be fished on or near the surface of the water. A full list of the flies (including size and weight) accompanies the box.

Market value: $200

Fly Box Stocked with 133 Sub-Surface Trout Flies
Donated by: Lee Schulteis

Copper John, Orange Frenchie, Pink Squirrel, Zebra Midge, JuJu Baetis, and Blue Poison Tung? Who names these things, anyway? These are just a few of the 26 trout fly patterns included in this 2-sided 4" x 6" silicon-lined fly box. Seriously, there's a trout fly named WD-40? These 133 trout flies for sub-surface fishing were all hand-tied by Lee Schulteis. A full list of the flies, including size and weight, is included. Yes, we know that purists may question the inclusion of the egg and San Juan worm patterns, but hey, they DO catch fish!

Market value: $290