I have owned, raised, and shown my own herefords for about ten years now. I just go to local shows because every time I send in entries for a bigger show I get talked out of it by other exhibitors. They either say my animals arent good enough or im not good enough. So eventually before I quit showing I would like to go to a bigger fair. I know every breed is different so I would like to see if those of you that own and show herefords could let me in on a few of your tips and tricks. I do all my own halter breaking and clipping along with everything else. I also would like to know what to expect for a bigger fair. I will be posting pictures of my show string soon. They are still pretty wooly and dirty right now. Its too cold to wash them. I will be showing A December 2007 polled hereford bull, a September 2008 polled hereford bull calf, an October 2008 polled hereford heifer, and a November 2008 Black baldy heifer (neighbors bull jumped the fence :? ). May show another older cow but I think I will have my hands full with these four. I read the thread about the curly hair so if anyone could let me in on any other secret tricks like that I would appreciate it. Thanks!