First of all, I want to THANK everyone for all the info given...we left his head the way it was (he didn't have any hair on his poll anyways, so really didn't have to worry about cut/no cut there). Did shave a bit off his sheath, seemed to help a bit. Gave him ice water before the class (He drank almost a whole bucket). We were the first breed in Saturday morning, so I think that helped, too. He was quite uptight when we got to the fairgrounds, especially after I unloaded the heifers. I left him in the trailer, doors open, and let him settle while I got everything unloaded...helped immensely. He actually acclimated very well. The young lady who was helping and going to show him this time, showed me how to get his belly up...(Apparently, I was more just "scratching" him!)...she just hooked his belly one time and he sucked it up and kept it up! Looked 100% better. Ended up winning his class, division and Grand Champion Angus bull (WOOHOO!) and had a great crowd rooting him on. We were told this was the biggest (of the smaller fairs) Angus entries they've seen all year (25+head)..there were only 8 angus bulls total, but he managed to get over the one that has been winning all year. Of course, in the All Breeds Class (Supreme Bull?)...he was dwarfed by the huge (but I have to say, "really nice", horned hereford), but it was so rewarding to have made it that far. There had to be over 80 horned and polled Hereford, but only a couple Shorthorn, 50 Pinzgauers (apparently there is a breeder up here that is phenomenal at promoting this breed...I think that is an understatement); and a few more other breeds. The fair board said they had to turn entries away...the Beef Barn was overfilled...which was great as the whole fairgrounds was under a few feet of water last Fall/Winter in the flood up here. All put back together with mostly donations of material and "hard work"...super community. Have a person that is interested in buying the bull, be nice if it panned out, but I won't hold my breath. But I do have a couple coming out to look at my heifers that were left at home, as I want to keep the two I showed for replacements, at this time. One of them won her calf class, the other was second in her calf class and took Reserve Champion Heifer Calf. I was on "Cloud Nine" all weekend. Of course, I got razzed by the Hereford people (as that is what most of my friends show)...but it was all worth it. I should have some pictures a friend took at the show...I will post them when I get them. You all were such a help...Just by reading the comments on this forum, I, at least, could understand what most of the people were talking about at the show. What a learning experience. Next year is the 100th anniversary of our Fair...I will be starting a lot earlier with whomever I might take, and am planning on going to a couple of the bigger shows left this year(sans animals) to WATCH and LEARN. I think I'm hooked! Thanks again for ALL your help...Kathy.