Archive: Ottenwalter Showpigs Online Auction 06/02/16
Conducted: AUCTION CLOSED, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 -- 8 AM EDT - 9 PM EDT (8 PM CDT)
Location: Invoices emailed out at 12:39 AM EDT Friday, June 3, 2016.

Questions on how to bid or after auction invoicing? Visit the online auction tips above, email questions to or call The Wendt Group Office at 614-403-0726.

This auction is strictly an ONLINE event. Lots are owned by Ottenwalter Showpigs - Mark and Sandy Ottenwalter, 2260 Lurline Avenue, Colusa, CA 95932. For questions regarding sale lots, please contact Russell Pedrett at: (530) 681-9811, Cody Meek at (530) 681-9814, or James Purkey at (805) 709-3011.

In the process of placing your first bid you will be asked a series of MANDATORY questions regarding PAYMENT, DELIVERY, CELL PHONE and PEDIGREE TRANSFERS for purebreds. This process will take less than 1 minute and is only asked once per auction. Thanks and Good Luck!

Highlights: 34 lots at $573 to 8 states: AZ, CA, OH, OR, IL, OK, TX & WA!

Offering 47 elite crossbred barrow and gilt prospects farrowed between March 17 and April 1, including the inaugural crop of John Wayne sired pigs! Ideal for Dallas, Tulsa, the American Royal, Cow Palace, the Tehama District Fair, Tulare County Fair, Big Fresno Fair, and all September and October shows!


Midwest Delivery via World Pork Expo
Ed Krische will be leaving handling our deliveries to the World Pork Expo and points along the way. Ed will be leaving from Colusa on Friday, June 3rd, and plans to arrive in Des Moines on Sunday. Ed will be traveling I-80 and can make drops along the way in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Iowa. Ed is charging $100/hd with potential volume discounts. For more information, please contact Ed at: (541) 778-2314. WE WILL BE LOADING ED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING FOLLOWING THE SALE, SO PLEASE TEXT RUSSELL AT (530) 681-9811 TO CONFIRM ED AS YOUR RIDE OF CHOICE.

Southwest and south Texas delivery via Larry Wagner
Larry Wagner will be leaving from Des Moines and offering delivery on his route back to south Texas. He is charging $75/hd. For more information, please contact Larry at (830) 480-4114. For those who choose this option, Ottenwalter Show Pigs will cover the cost to get your pigs to Des Moines, so you will not be double charged for hauling.

Southwest Delivery via Bob May
Bob will be leaving from Colusa on Wednesday, June 8th, headed south on 99 through the central valley in California, and east on I-40 through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, before heading north to Indiana. Bob is charging $150/hd. For more information, please contact Bob at (530) 200-0866.

Northwest Delivery
Oregon and Washington delivery will be available after the World Pork Expo via Paul Malay. Please contact us for more details

Southern California enroute to San Diego via Montana Beck.
Montana is charging $75/hd, for more information please conatct Montana at (775) 842-1789

California Pork Spectacular
Free delivery available to the California Pork Spectacular in Turlock, CA June 18th.

We will be able to arrange delivery to most places within the U.S. If none of the above options work for you, please contact Russell before the sale (530) 681-9811.

Please text Russell at (530) 681-9811 immediately following the sale to confirm delivery.

Check out Ottenwalter Showpigs for more information or to view previous winners!

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ORIGINAL ENDING TIME: 9 PM EDT (8 PM CDT) WITH EXTENDED BIDDING TO FOLLOW! EXTENDED BIDDING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THERE IS NO BIDDING FOR 5 MINUTES! In the event a Horse Race closing continues past 11:30 PM EST the auction company has the right to decrease the extended bidding time to 1 minute without advanced warning. We encourage bidders to use the MAX bid feature earlier in the day to avoid clock management issues in your bidding procedures.

WHY? The seller has decided to utilize the Horse Race Style Auction closing. With this option, all lots will close simultaneously. A few benefits to this style of auction - Buyer has the CHOICE to switch to any lot in the offering if he is outbid on his current choice; buyer does not have to deal with the "seller's order" of sale because all lots are offered and bid on simultaneously; and the buyer has true choices and more time to make decisions.

Extended Bidding means that the auction is not declared closed until there have been five minutes of inactivity on this sale. If there is any bidding during the inactivity period, the auction is extended until there is no bidding for five minutes during the inactivity period. You can always check the time remaining information that appears under each lot! REMEMBER TO CLICK ON REFRESH FOR UP-TO-DATE TIME REMAINING! For this sale, the extended bidding period is 5 minutes.

**Example 1: Auction closes at 8 PM. There is no bidding from 7:55 PM to 8 PM. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8 PM.
**Example 2: Auction closes at 8 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes. No more bidding occurs. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8:02 PM.
**Example 3: Auction closes at 8 PM. There is a bid placed at 7:57 PM. Auction is extended by 5 minutes until 8:02 PM. Another bid is placed at 8:01 PM. No more bids are placed. All lots are declared closed and the sale ends at 8:06 PM. Please note the above time schedule is a sample and may or may not match the actual ending times.

*FIRST HOUR - 5 minutes extended bidding
*SECOND HOUR - 3 minutes extended bidding
*THIRD HOUR - 2 minutes extended bidding
*After 11:30 PM EDT - 1 minute extended bidding - judgement call based on number of bids per minute

PLEASE e-mail or call The Wendt Group, Inc. at 614-403-0726 if you have any questions or need assistance bidding!

Maximum Bidding is a feature you may use during the duration of the auction. This feature allows you to place a private maximum bid that only you will know and allow the computer to bid on your behalf when another bidder places a bid on the same lot you are seeking. Visit the

Check out the Bidder Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

All Photos may be enlarged by clicking on the thumbnail or lot number. Several photos may be listed on some lots so hit your refresh button if download time is longer than normal.

Registration is OPEN at the link above. Please register early for a bid number. You must have a valid credit card to register. If you have registered for our previous online auctions you may use that bid number and password; however, you will need to update your account providing up-to-date information before you will be allowed to bid. Go to the Register to Bid link above and click on update bidder profile. If you have lost your bidder number or password go to the Register to Bid link above and click on lost bidder number or password. Please register in advance to save time and confirm your bid number via e-mail. To bid click on ALL ITEMS below after the catalog is posted, scroll to the lot you want place a bid and/or max bid on, place a bid, then scroll to the bottom of the page and insert your bidder number and password and follow the screens and finalize your bids. Good Luck!