I'm wondering if you obtain local livestock, if those people selling to you are willing to come to have a look at your pasture and help with getting you started with the animals? I'm thinking something like goats or sheep or other ruminants, pigse, and such...and they might have a walk about helping you identify any problem areas, such as the right set up in putting up paddocks, fencing, and feeding? Housing? identifying hazards like toxic weeds? suggesting the best vaccination programs, when they use a vet, and things like that? I think that would be a good way to get good stewardship of the animals they might sell you, as well as knowing best how to farmstead those animals for optimal potential. Any thoughts on this, pro or con? Any personal positive experiences that anyone has had in getting started with animals you may not have had before?