THE PURPLE CIRCLE symbolizes the upper echelon in the show arena. Attention is focused on producers and show persons of championship cattle, hogs, sheep and goats: hence the "Purple" in our title. The "Circle" in our title proclaims the unity and solidarity that livestock people share as we aim for excellence in our enterprises.
"Livestock people" encompass a broad spectrum of ages. Parents and children, leaders and youth, experienced and inexperienced assume a purpose and a role in selecting, caring for, and showing livestock. In the era of everyone "doing his or her own thing" the 4-H, FFA and open class show arena are some of the last bastions of family solidarity. We are confident that The Purple Circle will exert a positive influence in strengthening the family circle.
The Purple Circle will serve as a showcase and a public arena from which people from coast to coast can acknowledge winners from other areas of the country. The Purple Circle will attend national and regional livestock shows, state fairs and other shows as time permits, striving to keep you informed of news and trends in show circuits and helping you to become better acquainted with your colleagues in the livestock realm.
We welcome comments and suggestions from our readers and strive for excellence and the distinction of being in the "purple circle" of livestock publications and educational tools.
You know how people have that stack of books on their coffee tables like photography and inspirational quotes? We do too, but ours are all issues of the Purple Circle magazine. Since I can remember, that’s the way our house has been. The new issue will arrive and it’s a race to see who gets to look at it first! We are definitely a stock show family, and now I’m getting to write my own spotlight.
My name is Weston Wyatt, and I am the 18 year old son of Jeff and Juli Wyatt of Lubbock, Texas. I recently graduated from Frenship High School, after a couple of stops in Whiteface and Lamesa. I have a 16 year old brother, Walker, who is a junior at Frenship as well. My dad owns Star Irrigation, which is based in New Home, where he helps my grandad farm. My mom has been off work for a year and has been extremely busy helping me with Senior stuff and pigs.