I'm kind of at a similar stage as you are will similar plans. I'm still working on clearing my land and creating pasture areas. What I'm discovering is that once you clear the land, and plant the grass, the native and invasive weeds like to take over, and they do this rather quickly. You really need to spray twice a year for a couple years to get it under control. And even then, it's a never ending battle. My local Ag Extension is in Tyler, just 15 miles away, and they have been great in helping me get started. They have the soil tests there that I send off for each area of my land. It's amazing how different the soil is from one end of my place to another. But then again, some areas are thick with pines, and in other areas, it's all hardwoods. A friend told me that his axis spend most of their time in the timber. I'm worried about the cold affecting them in winter, so I'm leaving areas of thick timber for them to have some natural protection, but I will also build a barn and hopefully get them to come into it for feeding them protein. Another friend has bongo and they have a heated barn that they keep them in all winter long.