Exactly, do yourself a favor and start with the best quality goats you can. It would be a good idea to take an experienced goat owner with you when you go to purchase your first goats. Starting out, I didn't know what to look for, and so was duped into buying a mediocre goat for $300. I sold her a year later for $100.It really depends on how good the goats you get are. For example, I had an Alpine doe who, as a first freshener, peaked at a quart. I have a Nigerian doe who, at a quarter of the Alpine's size, also peaked at one quart as first freshener. Same amount of work going into each, but less food into the ND.