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Paton Auctions
3706-88th St.,Delta,
BC V4K 3N3
Tel 604 940 0852
Cell 604 644 3497
Fax 604 940 9254


Paton & Associates Auctioneers has evolved from almost 50 years experience conducting thousands of auctions, taking on a few different names and personalities along the way.

It all started in 1955 when Ian D. Paton Sr. (passed away Sept .16 2006) went off to auction school in Mason City, Iowa. For many years, Ian Sr. worked as an auctioneer for McClary Stockyards in Vancouver and then eventually teamed up with Norm Smith in 1970 to form Paton & Smith Farm Services Ltd.

They gained a great reputation in BC for their expertise in dairy cattle auctions, farm equipment auctions, milk quota sales and appraisals.

After completing university in 1979, Ian L. Paton Jr. joined the business and purchased Paton & Smith Farm Services Ltd. along with two partners.

"Operating out of the stockyard in Abbotsford...we had some awesome years! So many sales, we could hardly keep up. Dairy cattle, beef cattle, Thoroughbred horses, llamas, farm and industrial equipment, milk quota sales, appraisals...they were busy times and we gained a ton of experience."

In 1990, Ian Jr. sold off Paton & Smith to one of his partners and since that time has worked under the new company name of I. Paton & Associates Ltd. Ian Jr. and Ian Sr. own I. Paton and Associates Ltd. and currently operate from an office on our family farm in Delta.

We continue to specialize in dairy cattle, horses and farm equipment. Ian Paton Jr. does contract auctioneering from time to time for other BC auction firms, and of course we do several auctions each year for worthy charities.

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