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Sakai December Auction 12/15

We are all booked and ready to head to Sakai Fish Farm to attend the December Dealers Auction on 12/15/16. Here is your chance to bid on the koi of your dreams!

Koi are just now being posted on Sakai’s new website:

If you see something that you would be interested in bidding on, or if you have questions about the bidding process, call Zak Schmidt at 800-827-5819 or email:


Thank you Joel!

Dear Joel,

I want to thank you for all of the great things you have taught me in the business of koi . The knowledge and wisdom you have given me has been a great help and support over the last 20 years. Through your hard work and dedication the koi industry, hobby, and myself are forever changed for the better.

You have been an excellent friend, mentor and inspiration for me. You have inspired me to work toward my vision and goals with the same passion and dedication you have given to this business and hobby. You have shown me the value of honesty, sincerity and trust in this business and I believe my successes will be in part due to your support and mentor-ship.

As the new owner of Pan Intercorp I hope to take all that you have imagined to the next level. I am grateful for the opportunity to carry on the legacy you created here at Pan Intercorp.

Wishing you all the best in your retirement.


Joel Burkard & Zak Schmidt


Baby Grand Champion Challenge Winner!

Baby Grand Champion

A big congratulations to Steven Li on receiving the Baby Grand Champion award at the 25th Washington Koi and Water Garden Society Koi Show!

Steven took top honors with his beautiful Sandan Kohaku that that was won By winning Baby Grand Champion with a Koi… Steven also wins a $500 gift certificate!!

To take part in the Baby Grand Champion Challenge simply enter any koi purchased on in an eligible Koi Show* in the United States or Canada.

Upon verification that the koi that you purchased on won Baby Grand Champion, you will receive a $500.00 Gift Certificate good for purchase of Koi on or!

* Eligible Koi Shows include but not limited to: Any ZNA Koi Show, any AKJA sanctioned Koi Show, any AKCA sanctioned Koi Show, any Shinkokai sanctioned Koi Show, and any Koi Show judged by Shinkokai, ZNA, Rinyukai, AKJA or AKCA judges.