Before you whip out your wallet and start buying goats to cultivate a herd, you must decide which of the benefits of goat ownership are the most important and how you plan on raising the herd. All goats will offer meat, dairy, and weed eating services, but some excel at only one or two of those attributes.
Ask yourself these questions:
Will the goats be kept inside of a pen, free range, or tied out in specific spots to help cut back the woods and serve as lawn mowers?
How much money is available to build a pen and shelter? This figure will determine how many goats you should purchase.