By Tammy Dunakin, On Pasture
In 2004, I opened Rent-A-Ruminant LLC Western Washington State. I started with a handful of goats, no experience and not a clue how to start and run the business. There were only two of us goat rentals in the State of WA at the time. It was still a fledgling industry and took a while for it to really take hold and take off. Once it did however, I became as busy as I wanted to be and to date I’m working about 30 days a month April through October grossing between twenty and twenty five thousand dollars a month. I operate a herd of either 60 or 120 goats.