THERE is something about agriculture and a cycle.
It is very much an industry full of peaks and troughs. And when you're on a peak - it's certainly something to see.
At several points in my career I have been caught up covering escalating record sheep prices. Sometimes, by the time the story is written, it's already out of date with a new high price achieved.
It's a cycle I've seen repeat many times across multiple species - and it feels like that's where we are now.
But of course, it eventually settles down again.
It's not just livestock. In the past five years we've gone from a massive oversupply in hay to an extreme shortage and now heading back into a buyer's market.
Dairy is also experiencing near-record returns after some extremely tough years.
Land prices seem to be the one thing that doesn't see the troughs as well as the peaks - although there are definitely periods where prices grow faster.
I believe the reason land is so consistently popular is because, while agriculture can certainly provide some short-term pain, long-term, it's going to lift again.
It's what keeps us going through the tougher times - confidence that these good times are on their way again.
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