AASV Foundation 2020 Fundraising Auction

Monday, March 9, 2020
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

2020: A Vision for the Future!

Thank you to all of the donors, bidders, and buyers for turning a vision into reality:

Total proceeds: $103,000!


Contributions ($23,550 + $3970* = $27,520)

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 and bidders - for their generous support!

$5000 Contribution in Honor of Dr. Dale Hendrickson
Donated by: Four Star Veterinary Service, LLC

Four Star Veterinary Service has chosen to honor their colleague Dr. Dale Hendrickson with a substantial cash contribution to the AASV Foundation auction (made in addition to their Bourbon Tour donation below). Given Dr. Hendrickson's enthusiastic participation and generous support of the foundation auction over the years, it seems a very fitting contribution and worthy of additional recognition.

Dr. Hendrickson, a Charter Member of AASP/V, isn't able to attend the annual meeting this year, but up until 2019, he had been a faithful attendee at each conference. He has always taken great pride in donating something "a little different and special" to the foundation auctions. His contributions have included donations from his vast collection of pig neckties, dozens of ceramic pig figurines from around the world, an Australian gold coin commemorating the Chinese Year of the Boar, and an intricately carved moose antler, to name just a few.

The AASV Foundation joins Four Star Veterinary Service in honoring and thanking Dr. Dale Hendrickson for his service to and support of the swine veterinary profession!

AVMA PLIT: $2500
Dr. Paul J. Armbrecht: $2500
Livestock Veterinary Services (Drs. Randy Jones and Cary Sexton): $2000
AgCreate Solutions: $1000
Anonymous Contributor: $1000
Dr. Butch and Emma Baker: $1000
Mary Lou Chapek-Hogg: $1000
Dr. Jack and Carla Coleman: $1000
Dr. Wayne Freese: $1000
Dr. Steve Henry: $1000
Dr. Kerry and Betsy Keffaber: $1000
Dr. Nathan Winkelman: $1000
Brian Boyle (Boyle Capital Management): $500
Andrew Kleis (Insight Wealth Group): $500
Dr. Rodger Main: $500
Dr. Peggy Anne Hawkins: $300
Dr. John and Andrea Baker: $250
Dr. Harold Tilstra: $250
Mrs. Pat Anderson: $150
Dr. Pete Franz: $100

Items up for Bid

Total Live Auction Proceeds: $62,100

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1. Benelli M2 12-Gauge Shotgun
Donated by: Huvepharma
Purchased by: Justin Kuecker, $2400

The Benelli M2 Field shotgun is light, ruggedly built, and fast handling. It is the backbone of the Benelli semi-auto line that cycles everything from target loads to the heaviest 3-inch magnums.

* Ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® system
* Digital Camo pattern
*Crio® barrel and 5 choke tubes
*28” barrel
*Lightweight and well balanced

Market value: $1500

2. Green Bay Packers: Indoor Club Seats and Tailgate Party for Four
Donated by: The Packer Backers*
Purchased by: Randy Simonson, $3250

Here is a Packer event for true Packers fans! Four stadium inside Club Seats, plus a special tailgating party you will not forget at the Robinson Party House (the house is opposite the huge Vince Lombardi trophy at the stadium). Parking will be arranged if needed, but you will need to provide your own lodging. This is for the 2020 season - you can pick the home game you want to attend. Make your selection early, so we can make it a special event!

The "Packer Backers" are Drs. Butch Baker, Paul Mleziva, Steve Sornsen, and Warren Wilson.

Retail value: $2000

3. Napa Valley Limo Wine Tour
Donated by: East Fork Swine Veterinary Services, PC
Purchased by: Swine Services Unlimited, Inc (Nate Winkelman and Adam Mueller), $4800

It's time to plan ahead for the AASV Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California (February 27-March 2, 2021)! Take a day away from San Francisco to spend it touring Napa Valley in a luxurious Lincoln Navigator L SUV for up to seven passengers! You choose the day, you choose the wineries, and you choose the lunch experience, all with the help of Barry and Kerry Smith of Why Spit Napa Valley Tours.

This item includes pickup and dropoff at your requested location, the vehicle and tour guide for the day, and the gratuity. It can be for up to seven people. The winning bidder will make arrangements with Barry and Kerry to set the date of the tour, and then let them put together a day that is perfect for you! Barry knows the recipient will be affiliated with the swine industry, and is going to include a stop at Las Amigas Farms to meet the owners and their daughters who are active in FFA; you'll get to see the wonderfully clean and cheerful environment they provide for their prize-winning swine (pending availability on your selected date).

Make the annual meeting in 2021 especially memorable with this fun day in Napa Valley!

Market value: $1200

4a. Illinois Football Tickets and Tailgate for 8
Donated by: Clayton Johnson and Aaron Lower
Sold twice!! Purchased by: Phibro Animal Health, $3250 AND Purchased by: Jim Lowe, $3250

Take yourself and 7 friends, partners and/or clients to enjoy Big Ten Football at a 2020 Illinois Football Game in Champaign, Illinois! Choose from any of the following games: Illinois State (September 4), Connecticut (September 12), Bowling Green (September 19), Purdue (October 17), Minnesota (October 24), Iowa (November 7) or Ohio State (November 21). You'll enjoy having 8 total seats in the lower level of Memorial Stadium, right behind the Illini bench on the 40 yard line. Leave the tailgating work to us as the 2019 Illinois Tailgating BBQ Champion Team "Praise the Lard" cooks its award-winning selection of Pulled Pork Butkus, Galloping Ghost Ribs and Oskee Cow Wow for you. You'll get a free parking pass to one of the finest tailgate lots on campus, right next to the stadium. Pull in and right up to the tailgate (tents, tables, and chairs for 8 included) where Drs. Aaron Lower and Clayton Johnson will set up and BBQ for you. Your only job is to show up and enjoy the game!

Market value: $1000

4b. Iowa State Football Tickets and Tailgate for 8
Donated by: Iowa Select Farms and Energy Panel Structures
Purchased by: Amber Stricker, $3250

Find seven of your closest friends, partners and/or clients to enjoy "electrifying" Big 12 Football at a 2020 Iowa State Cyclone Football Game in Ames, IA! Choose from any of the following games: South Dakota (September 5), University of Nevada - Las Vegas (September 19), Texas Tech (September 26), Oklahoma (October 17), Kansas State (Thursday, October 29), or Baylor (November 14). You'll enjoy having 8 total premium seats in Jack Trice Stadium, including access to the Sukup Endzone Club. Leave the pre-game tailgating work to Dr. Shamus Brown and his crew; all drinks, food, and entertainment before the game are on us!

Jack Trice Stadium image courtesy of Dr. Locke Karriker.

Market value: $1000

5. Diagnostic Lab Training Workshop and/or Diagnostic Credit
Donated by: Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Purchased by: Four Star Veterinary Service, $4000

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.

Alternatively - If travel to Ames for a workshop is not in the cards for you, ISU VDL will provide a $3,500 credit in diagnostic service fees to purchaser’s VDL account.

Market value: $3,500

6. Highland Hideaway Pheasant Hunt for 4 plus Gift Cards
Donated by: Fast Genetics
Purchased by: Drs Jeff Harker and Matt Anderson, $2500

Bring your hunting party of 4 to Iowa for a Highland Hideaway pheasant hunt! Here's what's included:
* Two nights' lodging, including breakfast and lunch each day
* One full-day, fully-guided pheasant hunt (8:00am - 4:30pm)
* One half-day guided pheasant hunt (8:00am - 12:00noon)
* Bird cleaning and packaging; snacks and water in the field
* Birds above the daily limit can be harvested for an additional $25/bird

In addition, you'll receive four $100 gift cards to BassPro/Cabelas so you can stock up on hunting supplies!

Hunting licenses are not included; please call Highland Hideaway in advance for pertinent details.

Market value: $2925

7. Two Lifetime Memberships to Front Sight Firearms Institute
Donated by: Struve Labs International
Purchased by: Dennis Villani, $2250

Welcome to Front Sight Firearms Training Resort, the world's premier and largest resort dedicated exclusively to providing you and your family with specialized courses in personal safety—with firearms or without. Whether you are looking for handgun training, shotgun training, rifle training, or self-defense knife and martial arts training, after just one weekend at Front Sight Resort you will gain the skills and confidence to safely protect yourself and others. Front Sight teaches the most proven, real-world techniques, delivered in the most efficient manner, by the industry's most select group of firearms trainers. You will receive highly personalized instruction with the world's top gun instructors using positive reinforcement, with friendly constructive correction to build your skill, knowledge and confidence. Whether you just purchased your first firearm and need basic gun training, or have handled firearms for years and want to train up to the master level, Front Sight has the curriculum, facilities and instructors to bring out the most, and best, in you.

This item consists of TWO Lifetime Commander Memberships to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada, plus 5 gun-rental certificates for each membership (10 total). If you were to purchase these memberships on Front Sight's website, they are priced at $25,000 each! Here's a brief video overview of the institute: https://youtu.be/mfOqdpWAELE

These memberships sell as a pair; the winning bidder will designate two people to enroll in the memberships.

Market value: $6000

8. Blaz’n Grill Works 2019 Gridiron Pellet Grill - and More!
Donated by: Boehringer Ingelheim
Purchased by: Jim Lowe, $3500

The “BEST” last grill you will ever own. Finally a grill and smoker that is built like a tank but handles like a sports car. This American built rugged pellet grill/smoker by Blaz'n Grill Works in Beatrice, Nebraska is built to last, easy to clean and loaded with innovative design features - all the whistles and bells you could ever want: check out the details at bblazngrillworks.com/the-grid-iron. If a grill can change your life, this one will do it!

But wait, there is more! Of course with a smoker/grill you are going to need amazing meat to barbecue. A one-year subscription to the Harry and David’s Stockyard Club is included. Each month you will receive a new delivery of steaks, chops, ribs or other premium selections including USDA Prime and USDA Choice cuts. This is the gift that keeps giving the whole year round.

Finally, to complete the grilling experience: a $700 dollar gift card to Smoke and Fire Kansas City BBQ. You can load up on rubs, sauces, cookware or whatever you need to make this set up the envy of all the neighborhood.

In summary; an amazing pellet grill, an amazing meat club and amazing BBQ bling … yeah, that’s the ticket

Market value: $4936

9. Trip of a Lifetime to Alaska
Donated by AMVC and PIC
Purchased by: Jessica Risser, $10,100

It's the destination on everyone's bucket list: Alaska, the land of glaciers, wildlife, and wilderness! Which of its many attractions will you visit? Will you fly, cruise, drive, or take a train? It's up to you! AMVC and PIC will foot the bill for your lodging and travel expenses (up to $10,000 total). They'll be happy to assist with your planning, or you can make your own arrangements. Here are some suggestions for popular Alaska destinations: www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions/alaska-usak.htm, and a few tips for planning your trip: traveltips.usatoday.com/vacation-alaska-34788.html.

Photos courtesy of Craig Evans.

Market value: $10,000

10. Okoboji/Spirit Lake Fishing Adventure for 4
Donated by: Andrew Kleis and Brian Boyle
Purchased by: Matt Anderson, $2250

This fishing adventure for 4 in the Okoboji/Spirit Lake region of Iowa includes 2 days of guided fishing (2 guides/2 boats for 4 hours each day) along with 3 nights' lodging (4 apartment-style rooms) at Kabele's Trading Post.

The ideal times for fishing Okoboji and Spirit Lake are mid-May through September; the guides will direct your efforts to bring in walleye, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, and perch. Fishing rods, tackle, and bait are provided. All you need to bring is an Iowa fishing license (available at Kabele's), along with any snacks or beverages (besides water) you want to enjoy while on the lake.

The Okoboji/Spirit Lake area is very family-friendly with lots of great restaurants and attractions. The lodging at Kabele's can accommodate at least 2 per room, so there's room for your spouse or family member to tag along and enjoy other activities while you fish.

Travel and meals are on your own. Reserve your dates early to ensure availability!

Market value: $2000

11. Lac Seul Houseboat Adventure
Donated by: Tonisity
Purchased by: Todd Distad, $1700

Enjoy some of Northwestern Ontario's pristine wilderness with all the comforts of home. This adventure includes six days and six nights aboard a houseboat tethered in a remote bay at Lac Seul, Ontario, Canada. Lac Seul offers world-class fishing for walleye, northern, muskie, and smallmouth bass -- right at your doorstep! Hotel stay to and from Lac Seul and all food and beverages included. You will be joined by six other swine veterinarians who have been taking this same trip for over 20 years. Does not include cell phone and internet service!

Market value: $1250

12. Kentucky Bourbon Trail Weekend for Two
Donated by: Four Star Veterinary Service, LLC
Purchased by: Ross Kiehne, $2250

Looking for a long weekend getaway? Bourbon is booming! Here is your opportunity to tour distilleries, learn about the origins of bourbon, and taste lots of bourbon whiskey and have the long, relaxing weekend in Louisville, Kentucky you have been dreaming of.

This trip includes tickets for 2 guests for both the Friday & Saturday Mint Julep Louisville Bourbon Trail Tours (Admission to three distillery stops, guided transportation, lunch, and bottled water per day), 3 nights at the Omni Louisville Hotel, and $350 gift card to be used toward dinner meals. A bourbon gift basket with assorted crackers, cheese, candy, chocolate, pretzels, and popcorn is also included for your enjoyment. Travel to and from Louisville is not included.

Whiskey Row is calling! Pick your date and let us do the rest!

Market value: $1962

13. Browning Sporter Gun Safe
Donated by: Phibro Animal Health
Purchased by: Michael Pierdon, $2500

Browning Sporter Gun Safe 33 - long gun safe with electronic keypad:
*12-gauge steel body
*Withstands fire up to 1400 F for 60 minutes
*Eight locking bolts on top and sides
*Force deflector to protect against pry attacks
*Available in Gloss Black or Gray

Delivery costs have been added to the retail value of this gun safe. We will be providing delivery to the purchaser's home or requested location (must be within the US).

Market value: $2000

14. Whitewater Rafting Trip in West Virginia for Six People
Donated by: Dennis and Elizabeth Villani
Purchased by: Christa Goodell, $4500

Experience action-packed class IV whitewater rafting 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, restaurants, and hiking trails!

Market value: $2000

15. Trip for Four to the 2020 National Finals Rodeo (NFR)
Donated by: Suidae Health and Production
Purchased by: Four Star Veterinary Service, $4250

Saddle up and make your way to the United States premiere championship rodeo, The National Finals Rodeo (NFR)! The first full week in December, the rodeo makes its annual trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, where the top 15 money winners in each rodeo category compete for the world title. During the week of NFR, Las Vegas becomes all things rodeo. Competitors can be seen giving interviews and greeting fans. Highlights of the rodeo and free nightly entertainment can be found at after parties hosted by the official NFR sponsor hotels following the rodeo.

Looking for that perfect Cowboy and Western item? During the week of NFR, you can find Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is a one-of-a-kind western gift show where top cowboy and western vendors showcase and sell their unique products.

This trip includes four tickets for one night* of the rodeo plus two nights' hotel stay at one of the official NFR sponsor hotels. Travel to and from Las Vegas is not included. Four $250.00 gift cards also come with the trip which can be used toward travel, Cowboy Christmas, or towards meals and other trip expenses.

*Your choice of night for the rodeo while tickets are still available for that night. It is recommended to select dates early as ticket sales begin Dec. 15, 2019 for NFR 2020 (good for NFR 2020 only). Rooms based on double occupancy.

Market value: $3500

101, 102, 103, 104. Dale Hendrickson Pig Neckties
Purchased by: Mary Battrell, $525; Dwain Guggenbiller, $525; John Kolb, $525; Peggy Anne Hawkins, $525

Dr. Dale is well known for the large and varied assortment of pig-themed neckties he collected over the years. A few years back, he donated dozens of them to the AASV Foundation Auction. In a blast from the past, four of our bid-taking "ringmen" each wore one of Dale's ties, which were sold once again during the live auction for the foundation. The four ties netted an additional $2100 for the AASV Foundation!

*Additional Contribution
Carthage Veterinary Service ($3970)

Some folks just can't seem to give enough; they just want to give more. At the conclusion of the Live Auction, Carthage Veterinary Service wanted to make sure the auction total reached the $100,000 mark - and then decided to add $3000 more to make the total $103,000!

Thank you to EVERYONE who made this year's AASV Foundation fundraiser so successful! Your support is essential for funding scholarships, travel stipends, research grants, and more for swine veterinarians and veterinary students!


Silent Auction Proceeds: $13,380

16. Apple Watch Series 3
Donated by: Norbrook
Purchased by: Michelle Michalak, $390

You've always wanted one -- now here's your chance to own an Apple watch (and support the foundation at the same time): Win-win! This Series 3 model with dual-core processor is equipped with GPS + cellular, optical heart sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope. It's swimproof and comes with an aluminum case and 42 mm black sport band.

Market value: $350

17. J.L. Johnson Handcrafted Knife
Donated by: Cambridge Technologies
Purchased by: Todd Kelly, $375

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 sheep and buffalo horn with decorative pins. A custom-made leather sheath is included. The knife was handcrafted 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

18. Handcrafted Boar's Hair Skinning Knife
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Douglas Groth, $270

This beautiful, one of a kind, handcrafted skinning knife was made by master craftsman and retired Army officer Micky Boettger, from Nolanville, Texas. The bolster (front part of the handle) contains boar hair from Minnesota encased in a reddish transparent epoxy, giving it a very unique look.The wood in the handle is mesquite.The full tang blade on this knife is made from tool steel which gives it superb edge retention and strength, but is still easy to sharpen.The overall length of this knife is about 7 ¼ inches; it comes with a handcrafted sheath.

Market value: $450

19. Handcrafted Boar's Hair Every Day Carry Knife
Donated by: Fairmont Veterinary Clinic
Purchased by: Todd Kelly, $250

This beautiful, one of a kind, handcrafted every day carry (EDC) knife was made by master craftsman and retired Army officer Micky Boettger, from Nolanville, Texas. The bolster (front part of the handle) contains boar hair from Minnesota encased in a greenish transparent epoxy, giving it a very unique look. The wood in the handle is mesquite.The full tang blade on this knife is made from tool steel which gives it superb edge retention and strength, but is still easy to sharpen.The overall length of this knife is about 7 ¼ inches; it comes with a handcrafted sheath.

Market value: $450

20. Hendrix Hunting Knife
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by: Todd Kelly, $270

This handsome 8" hunting knife (4" blade) was crafted by Wayne Hendrix of Hendrix Handmade Knives, and features a Coco Bolo wood handle. It comes with a leather sheath that is custom-fit to the knife.

Market value: $500

21. CZ 455 22-Gauge Small Game Rifle
Donated by: Pharmgate Animal Health
Purchased by: Brent Pepin, $580

This CZ 455 Lux rifle is perfect for target shooting or small-game hunting. The black polymer synthetic stock is ideal for all weather conditions. This is a versatile firearm: it has the receiver and rings to mount your optical scope, and the .22 barrel can be swapped for other sizes (available for purchase separately).

Market value: $500

22. Browning Strike Force Pro XD Trail Camera Package
Donated by: Pharmacosmos
Purchased by: Tom Gillespie, $320

This trail camera package includes all of the components necessary to get out in the field and capture high quality images of trophy game. The Strike Force Pro XD camera features “Dual Camera Lens Technology” developed to produce razor sharp daytime images, while the dedicated night camera lens takes incredibly clear nighttime images. The Strike Force Pro XD also features a lightning fast 0.15 second trigger speed and an 80 ft. motion detection range. Other features include an all-steel adjustable tree mount bracket, time lapse capability and captures 1080p Full HD video with sound.

Also included in this package are a cable lock and security case, (6) AA batteries, (2) 32 Gig SD memory cards and a USB memory card reader.

Market value: $300

23. Customized Vet Shingle
Donated by: Diamond V
Purchased by: Brian Roggow, $370

This sign tells the world that you are a bona fide veterinarian! The shingle that hangs below the sign will be customized per the winning bidder's instructions and shipped directly to the winner when completed.

Market value: $200

24. Swine Necropsy Tool Box
Donated by: Swine Medicine Education Center (SMEC)
Purchased by: Paul Armbrecht, $410

Here's a 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

25. Pig Painting on Canvas: "Kay"
Donated by: NPPC
Purchased by: Daniel Hendrickson, $420

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) commissioned the Iowa-based company, Steel Cow, to create this painting of a female Duroc pig. NPPC is donating a 20" x 20" canvas print of the painting for you to bid on. The painting has been named "Kay" in honor of Kay Christian. Kay dedicated her life to raising quality purebred Duroc hogs and advancing the US pork industry.

Kay was:
* The Iowa Master Seedstock Producer - twice! - an honor given to only one woman. Kay was also the only two-time winner of this award
*The Paul Parrish Breeding On-Award recipient
*A Lifetime Iowa Duroc Breeder
*An officer for the iowa Duroc Breeders Association, holding every single office
*The 1961 Iowa Duroc Queen
*A 20+ year 4-H leader and mentor to many; a longstanding 4-H hog show judge
*An Iowa Pork Producers Association committee member
*An exhibitor at the Iowa State Fair for 60 years and a constant at many other pig shows across the country.

Market value: $149

26. Apple iPad Pro 256G, 12.9 inch
Donated by: Innovative Veterinary Solutions (IVS)
Purchased by: Eric Moore, $975

This latest model of the iPad Pro is completely redesigned and packed with Apple's most advance technology! It features a liquid retina display, Face ID for secure unlocking and pay-with-a-glance, 2 great cameras, a smart keyboard folio, and Apple pencil that responds to your touch. It attaches magnetically to pair and charge, and its USB-C port provides a high-performance connection.

Market value: $1050

27. Customized Carry-on Spinner Luggage
Donated by: APC
Purchased by: Shamus Brown, $150

This 22" customized print hardside expandable carry-on spinner luggage suitcase by Traveler's Choice is constructed of polycarbonate, with a crystal-clear front window and diamond-debossed base unit.

Market value: $150

28, 29, 30. JASPER Mystery Credit Cards P-I-G
Donated by: Dr. Max and Carol Rodibaugh
Purchased by: (P) Paul Armbrecht, $310; (I) Paul Armbrecht, $230; (G) Paul Armbrecht, $250

If you just want to shop for what YOU want, bid often on the JASPER gift cards! Each card has at least $100 in value, and the total value of all 3 cards is $600. 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. Jasper's claim to fame doesn't stop there - he was 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: $600 (total value of all 3 cards)

31. 1967 Textbook: The Merck Veterinary Manual, 3rd ed
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa
Purchased by: Stephanie Betbeze, $20

The Merck Veterinary Manual: This iconic symbol of veterinary references has graced many clinic shelves and practice vehicle dashboards. At 52 years old, this text is in great condition and will make a phenomenal conversation starter on your coffee table. Now who remembers the dose for chloramphenicol?

Market value: $100

32. 1950 Textbook: Veterinary Bacteriology and Virology, 4th ed
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa
Purchased by: Daryl Hammer, $60

Veterinary Bacteriology and Virology: Here is an amazing specimen! Published by Dr. Ival Merchant of the Iowa State College (nope, we weren't always "The U"), this text or a newer edition is likely familiar to every one of us. When was the last time you saw a colony of Salmonella choleraesuis??

Market value: $125

33. 1947 Textbook: Feeds and Feeding, 20th ed
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa
Purchased by: Teddi Wolff, $15

Feeds and Feeding: This tome is over 60 years old and still bears the Pammel Court address of Dr. Moore, the original owner. I've even left the Fort Dodge - Clovite notepage in place where it marks an explanation of why we should feed legume hay to any pig not on pasture. Yes, you read it here first! Feeds and Feeding belongs in your collection!

Market value: $125

34. 1912 Textbook: Practical Home Veterinarian, 11th ed
Donated by: Dr. Jeff and Jennifer Husa
Purchased by: Daryl Hammer, $75

Practical Home Veterinarian: This book is a must for your shelf! It celebrates 108 years in 2020, and is in mint condition. David Roberts, DVS, a former Wisconsin State Veterinarian, wrote this text to give owners of cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and poultry a priceless desk reference. Check out the fatal swine disease Quinsy, on page 144!

Market value: $175

35. Diseases of Swine, Fourth Edition
Donated by: Kuster Research and Consulting, Inc.
Purchased by: Cameron Schmitt, $205

Here's your chance to own a classic swine text: Diseases of Swine, fourth edition. Like the first three editions of Diseases of Swine, Dr. Howard W. Dunne is listed as author. However, with the untimely passing of Dr. Dunne in 1974, the 1200-page book was edited by Dr. Allen D. Leman before its publication in 1975 and therefore bears the names of both swine industry leaders on its spine.

Market value: $100

36. Fair Isle Farmyard Beanie Hat
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Liz Wagstrom, $70

This Fair Isle farmyard pattern was designed and knitted by Dr. Detmer after a trip to Shetland Island last summer to learn the colored pattern technique. It is sized to fit the average adult head and covers the tops of ears on a cold, windy day. It is made using Jamieson's spindrift wool that is 100% from Shetland sheep and shorn, dyed, and spun on the island.

Market value: $60

37. Striped Cowl with Pig Pin
Donated by: Dr. Susan Detmer
Purchased by: Peggy Anne Hawkins, $110

Knitted using 100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool by Woolfolk Yarn, this striped cowl is cozy and warm. It comes with a gold pin of 3 pigs at a trough.

Market value: $50

38. Crocheted Pig Doily
Donated by: Dr. Norma Oliva Gonzalez
Purchased by: Paul Yeske, $75

Perfect for all pig lovers! This filet crochet doily features a pig with a heart at its center, and was crocheted by Dr. Norma Oliva Gonzalez especially for the AASV Foundation Auction. It would look great on your coffee table or framed on your office wall! It measures approximately 8" x 12".

39. "Holly Wishes" Table Topper
Donated by: Dr. Claire LeFevre
Purchased by: Bill Minton, $70

This 17.5-inch-square table topper is made of earthen-hued, high-quality cotton fabric featuring small holly leaves and berries. It is backed with a coordinating green fabric and machine quilted in squares across the top for a finished look. Perfect for use under a centerpiece or Christmas candle or to display as a decorative accent!

Market value: $40

40. Barbie Swine Veterinarian Kit
Donated by: Dr. Melissa Billing
Purchased by: Joe Connor, $265

Your kids/grandkids can be a Swine Veterinarian too! This farm doctor kit features a carrying case and a soft plush pig whose nose will light up when it needs help to feel better. Young veterinarians can use the bottle to nurse their pet friend back to health and hear realistic drinking noises! The set comes with other cute accessories including: a bottle, a play stethoscope, a pretend cast, a treat, and bandages! Requires 3 x AAA batteries, included. Ages 3+

Market value: $25

41. Youth Apron, Cooking Book, Utensils
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Bill Minton, $105

This young teen unisex reversible apron comes with a cooking instruction book and cooking utensils. Crafted especially for the AASV Foundation by Gail Rueff of Wear and Tear Designs by Gail.

Market value: $40

42. Forest Critter Baby Bath Towel Apron
Donated by: Gail Rueff
Purchased by: Sue Schulteis, $30

Just slip on this forest-critter themed baby bath towel/apron and your hands are free when bathing your baby. You will also keep yourself dry - and when bath is over, just scoop up that slippery, clean baby into the soft towel! The apron is adjustable for mom or dad's use. Crafted especially for the AASV Foundation by Gail Rueff of Wear and Tear Designs by Gail.

Market value: $40

43. Framed Thomas Mangelson Poster: Colors of the Smokies
Donated by: Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild
Purchased by: Brian Roggow, $140

Deep in the heart of a Tennessee forest in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, a varied mosaic of red maple, sugar maple, white oak, and tulip poplar trees brings light to the fall season. Home to black bears, these forests also shelter hundreds of avian species, including wild turkeys. 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.

Market value: $150

44. Twelve-Month Subscription to Bacon of the Month Club
Donated by: Zoetis
Purchased by: Dale Mechler, $320

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."

Market value: $500

45, 46. Laser-cut Wood Pig with Secret Drawer (x2)
Donated by: Drs. Mike and Lisa Tokach
Purchased by: (45) Steven Stone, $55; (46) Michael Pierdon, $55

Hide your treasures inside the hidden drawer of a laser-cut wooden pig, crafted by FFA students. Turn the tail to unlock and open the secret drawer.

We'll have two of these little guys up for bid, sold separately.

Market value: $15 each

47. One Case Indiana Kitchen Bacon
Donated by: Indiana Packers Corporation
Purchased by: Dale Mechler, $380

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.

One case (24 one-pound packages) of Indiana Kitchen Bacon will be shipped to the winning bidder.

Market value: $125

48, 49. Customized Sand-Cast Aluminum Pig (x2)
Donated by: Swine Vet Center
Purchased by: (48) Kerry Keffaber, $750; (49) Paul Armbrecht, $750

You choose the style: sitting pig, standing pig, or pig with wings. This realistic, sand-cast aluminum pig statue (23" tall) will be painted to your color specifications with high-quality outdoor paint. Hand-crafted in Windom, Minnesota, the finished product can be picked up there or it will be shipped to the winning bidder.

Swine Vet Center has donated 2 pigs, to be auctioned separately.

Market value: $275 per pig

50, 51, 52. SPAM Secret Safe with Hidden Prize (x3)
Donated by: Abilene Animal Hospital
Purchased by: (50) Lisa Becton, $175; (51-socks) Amber Stricker, $160; (52) Peggy Anne Hawkins, $175

Let's have some fun! You're bidding on one of three SPAM "Secret Safes." Each one looks like a real can of SPAM sitting on your shelf, but it's really a place to hide small valuables. Hidden inside each SPAM safe is a note describing the prize you've won; it will be either:

1) A pair of SPAM socks,
2) A 6-pack assortment of SPAM, or
3) $100

Which prize is in which SPAM safe? Well now, that's the question, isn't it? Bid away!

Market value: $10 plus the prize inside

53. Beer and Bacon
Donated by: Iowa State University CVM and Smithfield Foods
Purchased by: Ron Lane, $320

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 three cases of craft beer from Iowa's best breweries (Exile Brewery and Confluence Brewing Company) or a gift certificate to an establishment of your choosing for beer of equal value (if winning bidder is outside of Iowa). 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.

This item will be shipped to the winning bidder after the auction.

Market value: $200

54. Pig Oil Painting on Canvas from Mexico
Donated by: Dr. Cristina Quijano Alvarez
Purchased by: Kerry Keffaber, 495

Artist Deysi Perez Guillermo created this expressive painting. She is the widow of DVM Mario Gomez Medina, a well-known swine veterinarian in Yucatan, Mexico, where he was born. The painting is oil on canvas, and measures 18cm x 20cm.

Market value: $50

55. One Case of Boar Better (Four 1/2-gallon bottles)
Donated by: Animal Biotech
Purchased by: John Baker, $190

Boar Better is a ready-to-use, patented combination of three synthetic analogs of naturally occurring pheromones that can improve reproductive performance in breeding swine. Boar Better is a management tool that is to be used in conjunction with regular boar exposure during the heat detection process. Through multiple field trials Boar Better has proven to improve breeding success through an increase in farrowing rate, percent bred by 7 days, and increase in total born. Along with the product, we are offering technical support services to help determine the best use of the product in the buyer's system.

Market value: $1800 ($450/bottle)

56. Intervention® Disinfectant Concentrate (5-gallon pail) and Belt Buckle
Donated by: Virox Animal Health
Purchased by: John Baker, $160

Intervention® Farm Disinfectant & Cleaning Concentrate is a powerful cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP®) that is gentle on humans, animals and the environment. It has the lowest EPA toxicity rating: non-toxic, non-irritating and does not require the use of PPE. Intervention® has superior disinfectant efficacy against a broad spectrum of organisms including PEDV, PRRS, rotavirus, avian influenza, Marek’s disease and Newcastle disease. It has excellent foaming capabilities. Intended for use in farrowing-to-finish production, feeder pig production, hatcheries, broiler houses, truck wash facilities, and foot baths. The package will also include supporting documents and protocols to help transition to using Intervention with ease. The winning bidder will also receive a Virox Intervention belt buckle with antique silver finish and built-in bottle opener!

Virox Animal Health will ship the product directly to the winner bidder.

Market value: $220

57. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth® Speaker II
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Tim Loula, $210

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).
*Attractive "Midnight blue"

Market value: $130

58. Bose SoundLink® Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Jeff Harker, $260

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: $180

59. Bose SoundTouch® 10 Wireless Speaker
Donated by: Dr. Larry Rueff
Purchased by: Ross Kiehne, $160

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! Since this model is no longer available new, we are offering a factory-refurbished item.

Market value: $120

60. Four Tickets to Chicago Bulls Home Basketball Game
Donated by: Bimeda
Purchased by: Jason Miller, $210

Come and cheer in Chicago for the 2019-20 NBA season with four tickets to a Chicago Bulls home game, seating level 300. Choose from one of the following home games:

*March 23 -- Denver Nuggets
*March 26 -- Philadelphia 76ers
*March 28 -- New York Knicks
*April 11 -- Brooklyn Nets
*April 13 -- Orlando Magic

The tickets will be shipped directly to the winning bidder. Travel and lodging expenses are NOT included.

Market value: $400

61. Framed Thomas Mangelson Poster: Life's a Bear
Donated by: Dr. Paul and Markeeta Knoernschild
Purchased by: Christa Goodell, $120

Stretching out after a meal of sockeye salmon, a brown bear takes full advantage of sun-warmed driftwood, where he lazes away the afternoon. Many mammals concentrate their food finding abilities to mornings and evenings, but during the spawning season, brown bears devote most of the day, in between naps, to catching salmon that run thick in the rivers off the Alaska Peninsula.

Market value: $150

62, 63. Set of Five Pig-Themed Greeting Cards (x2)
Donated by: Karen Richardson
Purchased by: (62) Jeff Husa, $40; (63) Michael Pierdon, $40

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.

Market value: $15 per set.

64. Handcrafted Mayan-styled Ceramic Figurine
Donated by: Dr. Boguslaw Zakrzewski
Purchased by: Liz Wagstrom, $20

Dr. Boguslaw Zakrzewski lives in Poland, where he works for MSD Animal Health. He says, "As a veterinary doctor specializing in pig diseases, being frequently a guest at many AASV conferences organized in the USA, I have repeatedly observed auctions which have always been one of the parts of this wonderful undertaking. By offering this figurine, it will be a great honor for me to be helpful in a charity auction organized by American colleague veterinarians."

Dr. Zakrzewski, an enthusiast of the culture and traditions of the ancient Maya from the Yucatan peninsula, after a trip where he was inspired by the great art of the local artists, decided to create handmade copies based on artifacts found in the region. This figurine is one of his reproductions. It is a biscuit figurine formed from ceramic clay, then fired in a ceramic oven. It measures approximately 30 cm x 30 cm.

Market value: $20

66. Wilderness Lite Backpacker Pro Ultralite Float Tube with Pump, Fins, and Stuff Sack
Donated by: The Wilderness Backpacking Pig Vets*
Purchased by: Kenny Seidel, $470

Wilderness Lite Backpacker Pro: Top of the line, premium ultralight, backpackable float tube.

Everything you want or need in a fly fishing float tube to get you on the local pond or the most remote alpine lake! The Wilderness Lite Backpacker Pro: lighter, better! A complete 3.4-pound ultralight high performance V-boat float tube specifically designed for a weekend hike or an extended expedition backpacking mile after mile to fish your favorite high-mountain wilderness lake. The Backpacker Pro comes equipped with many features, including a 1.5-oz custom mesh stuff sack and a 3.4-oz double-action inflation pump. Also included with this auction item is a pair of easy-on ultra-lite fins (flippers) to allow you to easily maneuver the tube in the lake.

Questions? Visit with one of the *Wilderness Backpacking Pig Vets: Reid Philips, Phil Hayes, Matthew Turner, Perry Harms, Jeff Husa, Dale Polson, Tom Gillespie, and John Waddell.

Market value: $413

67. Fly Box Stocked with 74 Sub-Surface Trout Flies
Donated by: Dr. Lee Schulteis
Purchased by: Daryl Hammer, $370

By popular request, Lee has tied 9 of his favorite sub-surface trout fly patterns, some of which you won’t find anywhere else. The set includes 8 each of Lee’s Bead Head Hare’s Ear (size 16), Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail (size 18), Bead Head Caddis Pupa (size 16), Pink Squirrel (size 12), Grape Ape (size 14), Peacock Perdigon (size 14), Surveyor (size 14), Sexy Walt’s Worm (size 16), and Frenchie (size 16), plus 2 extra flies to fill the slim-profile, self-healing silicone fly box. Lee has enjoyed great success fishing these flies in Iowa's spring creeks as well as in streams and rivers across the Rocky Mountains.

Market value: $200

68, 69. Harker Family Farms & Orchard Gift Certificate (x2)
Donated by: Dr. Jeff Harker and Family
Purchased by: (68) Bob Blomme, $115; (69) Michelle Michalak, $95

PEACHES, PEACHES, PEACHES! While you are in the mood for peaches here in Georgia, consider buying a Harker Orchard gift certificate at the AASV Foundation Auction. It has been said the best peach is purchased closest to the tree; we have over 70 varieties that ripen from early July to late August so you'll have plenty of chances to get the freshest peaches around!

This gift certificate can be used to purchase any item sold at Harker Family Farms near Waldron, Indiana during the 2020 season (June-Oct). Possibilities include peaches and apples (over 70 varieties of each), nectarines, sweet & tart cherries, plums, 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 Jul-Nov. If you cannot make it to the farm, individual delivery arrangements can be made to most locations in the Midwest.

Market value: $50 per gift certificate

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!).

70. Watercolor Painting from Mexico
Donated by: Asociacion Mexicana de Veterinarios Especialistas en Cerdos, A.C.
Purchased by: Kerry Keffaber, $65

This watercolor painting by a Mexican artist measures 40cm x 30cm. It was generously donated by AASV's sister organization, AMVEC, the Mexico Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Market value: $50

71. Giclee Print "Penelope" by Georgia Artist Michael Buchanan
Donated by: Dr. Christa Goodell
Purchased by: Bill Minton, $360

This limited edition, giclee print of "Penelope" the pig is signed by Georgia-based artist Michael Buchanan. Buchanan's vibrant, colorful work focuses on the rustic, rural, and oceanfront scenes of the South.

Market value: $50

72. Peace-Love-AASV Sweatshirt
Donated by: tinasmithgraphics
Purchased by: Sophia Leone, $50

Get your groove on in this casual and comfortable sweatshirt. What more do you need than peace, love, and AASV? Size large.

Market value: $40