We have not owned goats before, currently just have chickens, but are really wanting some goats to clear brush for us (plus they sound like great farm animals for the kids too). We have a large acreage with lots of blackberry brambles (which are great for blackberries, but just not in some spots), locust trees, poison ivy, etc. I have read that most goats will eat brush/foliage, but are there any breeds that are better? We don't need milk goats, will want to do meat goats eventually, but these goats will be longtime residents hopefully. We'd like some that aren't aggressive around our children, maybe even friendly. I also was only looking for does, but then found out wethers avoid most of the problems of male goats, is that correct? The other problem is around here most people seem to only have show goats, and we aren't going to pay 150/200 for each goat. There is a popular livestock option in our town that people come to each month, but would goats there be okay for our purposes, or are they most likely to just be goats that have problems? I would have no idea what to look for in a goat at the auction. Do they always need disbudded? We have children that will be around them helping with their care, so if that's necessary how do you find someone to do it? Thanks!