About Us

The Willcox Livestock Auction was started 65 years ago and is now the oldest running auction in Arizona.  In 1996 it was sold to the current owners: Sonny Shores, Ken Martella and Scott McDaniels. Sonny's own father had owned the auction for many years before, so Sonny has been in the business since his childhood.  Since the purchase with Sonny and his two partners in 1996, many improvements have been made to the building itself plus an additional 5 acres of corrals which now boast a holding capacity of 4500 head.  The auction not only has a complete computer system inside but also has an on line service through DV Auction for the convenience of both sellers and buyers.  The tradition of serving the seller and the buyer is the most important objective of the auction.  We strive to offer a complete line of services to meet your needs.

Paul Ramirez is an International Livestock Champion Auctioneer and a 3-time Arizona State Champion Auctioneer. He has been selected 10 times, as one of the top 30 livestock auctioneers in the United States. Paul has been a finalist in the International Auctioneers Championship (IAC). Paul sells in both English and Spanish. Paul conducts over 125 auctions annually.
Paul is a cast member on TLC’s reality show “Auctioneer$”
Paul is one of the top fundraising auctioneers in Arizona. Millions of dollars have been raised since 1991 for various non- profit organizations.
Paul Ramirez is the Co-Founder of The Advanced Auctioneers Academy and The Auction and Appraise Academy.
Paul is the President of Ramirez Auction Service.