About Kramer Auctions

Since our first farm auction in 1949 conducted by the late Eiling Kramer, Kramer Auctions has grown to be one the nation's leading auction firms and is now part of the Ritchie Bros. family. We conduct over 100 auctions annually throughout the prairie provinces. Kramer Auctions has been ranked as one of Saskatchewan's "Top 100" businesses by Sask. Business Magazine.

Kramer Auctions takes a great deal of pride in the high level of service it offers. We are large enough to serve your needs but yet small enough to maintain that personal service that's so important to the success of your auction. We are committed to providing leading edge technology and modern auction methods while maintaining a personal approach where an honest handshake still counts. Our auction team consists of "True Auction Professionals" who have an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience. Our auction team is backed by skilled professionals whose experience is second to none. Most of our team has grown up around the auction business and are consistently continuing their education to offer the best auction service possible. We are one of the few companies today to offer "True Auction Professionals." Our auction team are your complete sales managers, marketing & promotion managers and most importantly "Your Auctioneers." Therefore, we know you, we know the customers, we know your equipment and WE KNOW FARM AUCTIONS!

Kramer Auctions specializes in Agricultural & Industrial Equipment Auctions which also include Trucks & Trailers, Livestock, ATV's, RV's and more. We are also a licensed Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer of Agricultural Land, Recreational Properties as well as Residential & Commercial Properties. From our small Agricultural & Real Estate auctions to our multi-million dollar auctions, each and every auction is handled with honesty and integrity and receives the personal attention it deserves. Click here for more information about Buying or Selling.

Kramer Auctions conducts many off-site dispersal auctions as well as four annual Consignment Equipment Auction events at its permanent auction facility. Ideally situated in the heart of the prairies just east of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada along the busy Yellowhead Highway #16.


The Kramer Auction Team

Neil Kramer

Neil Kramer

Auctioneer, President & General Manager, All Round Canadian & World Champion Auctioneer 2000, Grad Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana 1970

Neil currently oversees the operations of the company and is active as an auctioneer and general manager. Neil grew up around the family auction business from the time he was a child. In 1970 Neil attended the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana and began full time work shortly after. Since that time Neil has literally conducted thousands of auctions across Western Canada. He attributes most of his auction skills to spending time traveling and working auctions with his father, the late Eiling Kramer, who was a long-time auctioneer and rancher. Neil is a member of the National, Canadian, Saskatchewan and Alberta Auctioneers Associations. Neil has a wealth of experience second to none. He holds the All Around Canadian and World Champion Auctioneering titles for the year 2000. Neil along with his wife Monica have raised four children and are now proud grandparents. Neil enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren. He has a keen interest in classic cars, enjoys horses as well as hunting and fishing.

Kim Kramer

Kim Kramer

Auctioneer, Sales Representative, Grad World Wide College of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa 2000, AARE - Las Vegas, Nevada

Kim currently works as an auctioneer and equipment auction manager. Kim grew up around the auction business and began full time work in 1997. He is consistently expanding his knowledge of the auction industry and business in general. He has attended the University of Saskatchewan – College of Agriculture; Certified Appraisers Guild of America - Kansas City, Missouri; World Wide College of Auctioneering – Mason City, Iowa and has completed the Certified Auctioneers Institute at the Indiana University which is considered the highest level of education in the auction industry. He has also completed the AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim is a member of the National, Canadian, Saskatchewan and Alberta Auctioneers Associations. He holds the 2009 Saskatchewan Auctioneering Championship title. He enjoys managing many of the equipment auctions as well as the marketing duties for the company. Kim and his wife Alison along with their children live in North Battleford. He enjoys spending time with family, has an interest in numerous sports and also enjoys camping, hunting and fishing.

Brendan Kramer

Brendan Kramer

Auctioneer, Sales Representative & Trailer Sales Manager, Grad World Wide College of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa 2000, AARE - Las Vegas, Nevada

Brendan started working with the family business as a youngster where he worked as a ringman, clerk and cashier while doing setups after school and on weekends. Brendan started full time employment with Kramer Auctions after graduating in 1997. He has become a great asset to the company offering many years of family involvement in Kramer Auctions He possesses excellent salesmanship and presentation ability as well as great people skills. Brendan graduated from the World wide College of Auctioneering in 2000 and has completed the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate class in 2007. He is a member of the Saskatchewan & Alberta Auctioneer Associations. Brendan currently works as one our auction sale representatives. Brendan enjoys working the auction sales where he gets to interact with buyers & sellers. Also as Trailer Sales Manager, Brendan focuses on ordering and selling our lines of Southland, Royal, H&H, Duralite Aluminum and Norbert's trailers. During the livestock sale season Brendan manages our livestock auctions at the Big Bid Barn. Brendan and his wife Shannon along with their 4 children live in North Battleford. Brendan enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as camping, hunting and fishing.

Michael Higgs

Michael Higgs

Trailer Sales, Ringman, Auction Set-up Co-ordinator, Grad World Wide College of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa 2009

Michael began working with Neil Kramer Auctions in 1992 with seasonal employment as a set-up consultant and professional ringman. In 2007 Michael began working full time. He is currently employed as a trailer sales rep; auction sales representative and ringman. In 2007 he completed the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate class in Las Vegas. He and his wife Joelle (Kramer) along with children, Austin and Madison, live in North Battleford. Michael enjoys spending time with his family as well as motorcycling, cycling, skiing, fishing and woodworking.

Bryan Somerville

Auctioneer & Southern Regional Sales Rep., Auctioneering since 1975, Southern Regional Office - Ph: 1-866-967-7999

Bryan started his career as an auctioneer working with his father, well known Ray Somerville of Somerville Auction Service in 1975 and has been involved in auctioneering ever since. He joined the Kramer group in spring of 2005. He was born and raised in West Central Saskatchewan on the family farm and has extensive experience in the agriculture and trucking industries. He attended Olds College and studied Agriculture Production. Bryan and his wife, Brenda, live on the farm at Mantario and have raised two children, Delia and Dylan.

Sam Somerville

Auctioneer & Southern Regional Sales Rep., Grad Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana 1989

Sam started farming in 1976 with his dad and brothers and worked with Somerville Auctions when he had a chance. In 1981 Sam attended Olds College for Agricultural Mechanics and graduated in 1984. After school Sam married Rhonda Olson in 1984. Sam attended and graduated from the Western College of Auctioneering in 1989. Two years later Sam and Rhonda started a family with a son Steven and two years later a daughter Randi followed. Sam had the pleasure of driving trucks for a number of years for Somerville Farms Ltd. as well as continuing to farm with his brothers Bryan and Kenny. Sam helps out with the mechanical duties with the trucking company. Sam really enjoys being at a hockey rink watching his children or yours. Sam also coaches a senior men's hockey team. If it's winter and your looking for Sam try calling the rink.

Scott Meiklejohn

Auctioneer, Grad Western College of Auctioneering, Billings, Montana 1984

Scott is a graduate of the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana and has been working for Kramer Auctions for over 20 years. Scott is another outstanding auctioneer with a great sense of humour who loves to keep the crowd and staff entertained. Scott and his wife Trish live in North Battleford and have two girls, Breann and Rachelle and one boy Carson.

Monica Kramer Ed Truelove Kenny Somerville
Monica Kramer
Office Manager
Ed Truelove
Real Estate Broker
Cell 306-441-0525
Kenny Somerville
Ringman & Southern Regional Auction Representative
Rick McAuley Jennilee Weber Audrey Stobbs
Rick McAuley
Auctioneer & North East Regional Auction Representative
Cell 306-276-8497
Jennilee Weber
Ass't Office Manager
Internet Bidding Co-ordinator
Audrey Stobbs
Office Assistant
Marketing Co-ordinator
Sara Archdekin Carol Volk Frances Anderson
Sara Archdekin
Office Assistant
Internet Bidding Co-ordinator
Carol Volk
Office Assistant
Internet Bidding Co-ordinator
Frances Anderson
Judy Koopman Brenda Somerville Shelly Craig
Judy Koopman
Brenda Somerville
Shelly Craig
Marilyn Hyland Joyce Schumlich Barb Kappel
Marilyn Hyland
Joyce Schumlich
Barb Kappel
Jules Cote Verna Cote Terry King
Jules Cote
Verna Cote
Terry King
Giselle Blais Brian Erickson Bruce Isaak
Giselle Blais
Brian Erickson
Auction Setup
Bruce Isaak
Ringman/Auction Setup
Dennis Hyland Glenn Harbin Jake Kotun
Dennis Hyland
Glenn Harbin
Jake Kotun
Auction Setup/ Livestock Handling
Cody Kelliher Louie Gonzales John Redekopp
Cody Kelliher
Auction Setup / Livestock Handling
Louie Gonzales
Ringman/Parking Lot Delivery
John Redekopp
Auction Setup
Ron Schumlich Sheldon Revet John Gaetz
Ron Schumlich
Trailer Sales / Parking Lot Delivery
Sheldon Revet
Trailer Sales
John Gaetz
Trailer Service / Yard Maintenance
Victor Woytowich    
Victor Woytowich
Auction Setup


Community Involvement

Kramers assist on building stronger communities

Because Strong communities are created with involvement from individuals working together, Kramer Auctions works with various community service clubs and organizations to help raise funds. It is our way of giving back to the communities that support our business. Sometimes we are conducting an auction as a fundraiser and other times making a donation. Some include Multiple District 4-H clubs, Stars Ambulance, Hospital Foundations, Boys & Girls Club, Low's in Motion, Battleford's Trade & Education Center along many with other community fundraisers. In addition, the Somerville family volunteers their time to many clubs and organizations in the West Central regions. When called upon, the Kramer staff is proud to volunteer their skills and services to assist families who are in need of financial support due to illness or tragedy. Kramer Auctions feels that by volunteering their auction services they build deeper roots that everyone benefits from. We are proud of our staff that is eager to volunteer their time to support numerous fundraisers. We would also like to give big thumbs up to the volunteers who work timelessly with their efforts to plan events. Thank-you to all who have participated in the numerous events held each year. Every little bit goes a long way to making your community a greater place to live.

Kramer’s Chant for Charity raising over $591,000!

In 2012, the Kramer Auctions family raised over $591,000 by volunteering their auctioneering services to Local & Rural Community Clubs, Organizations and Families in need of support. Brendan Kramer says “We are very proud of what we are able to give back to the community clubs and organizations by volunteering our auctioneering services. The funds raised at these events build stronger communities which we all benefit from.” He adds “We are a very community minded family business and help more than just community clubs and organizations. When called upon, we and our staff volunteer our Auctioneering skills and services to assist families who are in need of financial support due to an illness or sudden tragedy.” The Kramer Auctions family is proud to be a part of the Battleford and area community as well as numerous other rural communities.

The Kramer family would like to thank their staff who volunteer their own time for these events. The Kramers would also like to extend their thanks to the volunteers who helped organize these events as well as those who have attended any of the fundraisers and have participated in the bidding. Without your participation & support, these events would not be successful.

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