Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or whoever is judging. Our small county show uses the same judge for two years, this being the case everyone picks a calf that they hope meets that judges criteria. I guess I am stubborn, we pick our steers on their top, structural soundness, and the shows we will hit. Our current Ag. Science teacher loves hair, my mentor for 25 years says hair is to hide flaws. I laugh with both of them and tell them to find us something within our budget. Bottom line the breeders and steer jocks know what they are looking at, and want top dollar for the "Good ones". Do you want to win or have a good experience? If you want to win, get ready to fork over the cash. If you want a good experience buy as good as steer as your budget will allow, with lots of hair to cover the flaws. Good luck, and be proud of the time, effort and energy you spend.