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Goats for weed control

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Howdy Y'all!
We have a 50 acre ranch west of San Antonio, Texas, that's full of cedar trees and rocks....and with all the rain we've been getting....full of tall weeds. My DH and I were talking about getting a goat several months back, but didn't have a good pen then. Well, now we do. We have three acres fenced around the houses and a pen inside that area. We'd like to get a couple of goats to keep the grass down around that 3 acre area. They would be pets....not for meat or milk. We do have coyotes around here, but the dog keeps them away from the house area. Our dog is a bit older and has been good around the neighbors calves, cows, and stray dogs.....I think she'd be okay with two goats. So....
Any suggestions on what breed would be best? Anyone know of goats for sale in our area?
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My goats are entirely ineffective for any sort of weed control. They strip down trees first and then bushes and finally just eat the tops off of all the clover and weeds. They don't stay in one spot long enough to truly eradicate anything.
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