I was wondering if there were any rules in your association you thought were just plain dumb or wrong. The junior hereford club here says you must have owned the dam and bred her yourself in order to show in their association(at least the bull i haven't looked into the heifers a hole lot yet). This makes it a little hard for people like me who have just gotten started; i will have to wait another year at least. I really wanted to show my bull calf and a couple of really nice heifers that i am getting. I think the rule is there so that kids aren't getting cattle from big breeders and showing them as their own but that leaves me in the dust because i got my bull as a weanling and it was just an accident he was still a bull calf(owner couldn't catch him before i looked at the steers- apperently it was the best calf they had last year). I have done all of the work of raising him and taking care of him but now i can't show him in the junior shows unless i want to show all other breed - i can't show my HEREFORD against other HEREFORDS a the shows .