We are planning on adding some family milk goats to our farm early next year. We're trying to learn as much as possible before then. What would you recommend as a starting point, in terms of purchasing goats. We love milk, cheese, etc, so our biggest goal is to have and produce great family milkers on our homestead. How many does would you start with? I've been told to hold off on buying a buck, but would like some more input.
Also, do you have any recommendations for reading. I want to learn as much as possible. We're hoping to find some good milking lines so we can reserve some kids for the spring.