poka-bee, have you gave rabbits any thought. If it is meat you are after and doesn't have to be beef, then rabbits is the way to go. I am thinking very much about getting back in. Yes, I had over 200 at one time.
You also get the free fertilizer and you can put it strait to the garden with out composting it. Not so with chicken and cow paddies. You can also leave it under the hutch and use 2x's or 4 inch cement blocks and put some peat moss or other kind of bedding for starting and raise some fine red wigglers.
After about six month you take the top layer off and get the bottom layer out of the worm bed, "This is worm castings", then put the top layer back in with the worms still in and you are starting the cycle all over again. Again, it is said to be some of the finest plant food there is.It is claimed that pound for pound for feed the rabbits will out do any other meat animal there is. I know, the down side is to have to do this to "peter bunny". Make it easier and get the breed that looks like wild wabbits.
But, The white pink eyed ones are a big favorite. New Zelands.