Is @Cowabunga right, are we doomed? Should we sell everything now whilst there's still a market for stock and land?
The writing is indeed on the wall as far as certainly ruminant production on a commercial scale is concerned. I have expressed this opinion for several years now and there is more and more indication that this will come to pass.
It is going to be the next big 'agricultural' revolution, although in this case it will concern the industrialisation on a massive factory scale of animal-like protein food.
This will fundamentally change the appearance and use of massive tracts of land currently only suitable for animal production. Make no mistake, there will be massive knock-on effects on the arable sector as well where massive tonnage of particularly grain, not fit for human consumption, will have no market.
It will also mean the elimination of farming as a means of providing a living in rural areas to be replaced by, what? Basically wilderness over vast areas of currently productive land, with few viable commercial farms left.
It is, I'm afraid, almost inevitable within the next forty to fifty years. Possibly even within the next decade or two. Those of you that are here today and live that long will see immense changes that dwarf anything seen in all of history, certainly in terms of the time period for the change. How this disruption can be managed is anyone's guess, but I suspect it will be rather more serious on a large area social basis than, for instance, the collapse of Thomas Cook, albeit more of a stretched out and painful transition over a short number of years as individual small and medium size businesses, both farmers and ancillary suppliers to the industry either somehow diversify or collapse.