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.
My family has been showing steers for a very long time. My dad, his brother and little sister all showed steers growing up. After the had all finished, my dad stayed active in the business. Hi, I am Flint Newman of Stanton, Texas. I live on a ranch in Martin County Texas with my family and raise show steers. We have always worked together as a family. I consider myself lucky to have grown up where I did. There are not too many people that get to go to work with their families every day with one common goal in mind.
Although is has taken a lot of time and some things were put aside, I don’t feel like I missed out on anything and would not have had it any other way. The days at the barn rinsing and doing chores were not the easiest to fit in after working cows all day or bailing hay all night, but we were all there together.