In the beginning....
In 1972, Kenneth Witcher decided to take action on an ambition he had held since he was a small boy attending livestock auctions with his father. He left Wynne, AR to attend Reisch Auction College in Mason City, IA. Upon returning from auction school in June of 1972, Kenneth was attending a local furniture auction in Wynne and was asked to come to the block and sell. He was immediately offered a regular position and started the next week as a full time auctioneer. Kenneth and Vicki Witcher continued conducting Friday night and Sunday afternoon furniture and household auctions for the next several years.
In the fall of 1978, Kenneth began auctioning farm equipment for Stiles Auction Co. In 1980, Witcher Auctions began conducting it's own farm equipment auctions, selling for retiring farmers, the US Bankruptcy Court and lending institutions.
From that point, Witcher Auctions conducted hundreds of Farm, Construction and Business liquidation auctions all over the Mid-South, earning a reputation for honesty and a no-games approach to the auction process.
Witcher Auctions is a professional, full-service auction company based in Wynne, Arkansas. Our family and staff have been conducting quality auctions of all types since 1972. Specializing in Agricultural and Industrial equipment our services include complete and partial dispersals, as well as open auctions with numerous consignors. Our business is built on honesty, integrity, and quality service to our customers.
In October of 2006, after spending their lives immersed in the auction world and growing up on heavy equipment, Kenneth and Vicki's two sons, Kent and Kirk Witcher graduated from Missouri Auction School in St. Louis, MO and became licensed auctioneers themselves.
In 2007, Kent and Kirk Witcher became full partners in Witcher Auctions and set their sights on the future of the business. Incorporating new technology and marketing opportunities with the time honored priniciples Witcher Auctions was founded on, the company began to expand.
In 2010 Witcher Auctions opened the new permanent auction yard in Wynne, AR and began conducting quarterly farm and construction equipment auctions. Most all of the company's auctions now feature live internet simulcast with online bidding.
In 2013, Witcher Auctions introduced their "online-only" format for equipment auctions, offering customers even more flexibility.
Witcher Auctions now hosts multi-day live auctions at our permanent auction yard in Wynne, AR on a bi-monthly basis. Currently, auctions are three days, Thursday - Saturday. Beginning in 2018 live auctions began using a "drive-thru" format, where all running machinery, trucks & ATVs drive across the ramp in front of the auction crowd. Stationary items are all sold from the auction tent by jumbo TV screens. This keeps buyers comfortable and engaged in the auction process.
Plans are in the works to build a new, permanent auction theater in the near future with fully climate controlled buyer seating and the ability to host a wide range of auction events.