The animals we are planning on getting for the homestead will be some goats for milk to drink and make goat cheese, Cows for milk and also meat, pigs for meat also. The pasture of the homestead is going to get planted in coastal grass for them and we will need hay but there is lots around our homestead. To make some extra money on the homestead if we have more animals than land on our homestead, we can can take them to auction to be sold, which is about 15 miles from our homestead. We will have a few chickens for eggs and meat also on the homestead. The idea of making the animal as food for you and your family on a homestead is hard for some people, so keep this in mind. It is not easy to butcher a animal, some places will have a processing place if you cannot or do not know how to do this. This is something you will need to learn how to do yourself on your homestead if you are considering having animals for meat. The waste products of the animals ie, poo can be used for your garden. Just remember that some poo has to be composted as it will be high in mitrates and burn up your plants. I believe that rabbit poo can be used directly from the source but chicken poo has to be composted. Just do some research on the animals you want on your homestead and see how everything can be used. You will have to figure out what animals you want on your homestead by the size of land you have and if you are grazing them or feeding them hay. A full grown cow needs a full acre of grass to eat for itself. So if you only have an acre keep that in mind.