Stockyards Arena is home to animals of all sizes, both big and small. This includes the National American Aberdeen Show.
Lydell Meier, Clinton, Tennessee, sorted the National Aberdeen show at the National Western Stock Show. Almost 60 cattle were shown today in the Stockyards Arena, and while quality ran deep through the entire show, the elite still found their way to the top.
Among those elite cattle was a bull raised by Archer Valley Ranch of Priest River, Idaho. Jeff and Ellen Archer exhibited their bull, AVR Dominator, this morning in the Aberdeen show. Just as his name suggests, he dominated the show as he was crowned Grand Champion Fullblood Bull.
However, AVR Dominator is no stranger to the winner's circle. The Archers have exhibited this bull seven times and he has been named grand champion six times and reserve champion once. Holding an already impressive record, the Archers were very excited to bring him to the NWSS this year.
Not only is he impressive phenotypically, but he boasts the numbers to back it up. AVR Dominator scanned a ribeye area of 18.43 inches. This is among the highest REAs ever recorded for fullblood Aberdeens.
The NWSS will be AVR Dominator's final show, but his legacy won't end here. The Archers are excited to get him back to Idaho and offer semen in hopes his offspring follow in his namesake.