Hi, My family and neighbors were thinking about going in on some pigs for meat and some goats for milk. Im just poking around at this idea so you dont need to pile on a bunch of tales of misfortune, we know the predators around here, we dont have wild dogs, and we dont have any wild expectations. Were just trying to become a little more independent. A little information about my place i have 25 acres of land. Theres probably a fair football field of backyard grass (currently being grazed by Chickens, ducks, and geese) by our house and the guy who lived here before us raised horses in a area that im not sure of the total area but when its cut they get about 35 bales of "sweet grass" and alfalfa. Pretty much the woods are behind my house and the field is in front of my house which i overlook because were kind of on a slope on the hill. We have chain link fencing that we picked up from construction sites that could cover about a 100ft by 100ft area. We also have some shorter fencing that probably stands about 4ft tall which has squares in it that are about 4" by 4" Im pretty good with wood and my neighbor is a machinist, So together we could make quite a bit, like a shelter. With this information do you think we have the capabilities and area to handle pigs or goats? I was thinking just a few goats and not sure how many pigs. Were trying to be more self sufficient in our neighborhood so any advice on breeds or where to get animals would be great. As well as any things to watch out for like common sicknesses and such. Oh i should also mention my other neighbor has a relative that works at a corn mill so thats what they bring to the table, also we have experience with beef and poultry so this is a new field but we plan on doing our full research, starting with talking to people who know about it, aka you! Thanks!