I don't see where guys with livestock are ~any~ different. They just operate within a different bubble. When the price of beef goes up every Tom Dick and Harry think's he a cowman and starts keeping a big bunch of cows until the price crashes again. When the price of milk soars there's nobody like a dairyman to cure that problem by expanding by another hundred head. In certain locales here those are the guys that do run land rent up. The big guys that have the cash flow run the quota prices up, etc.
The only thing keeping beef from making a comeback in this area right now is largely the fact that the herd has been decimated overall to the point that there aren't the numbers to rebuild it quickly... or the liquidity... or for that matter, the general infrastructure as most of that has already crumbled after 10 years of poor prices from the BSE mess. It's certainly not from the number of saints that pervade in the livestock industry that's preventing a large scale rebound.