Killing cows and tanning cowhide
|10 + recommended|
|Tier 10+ melee weapon and armour, ranged weapon and armour or magic weapon and armour|
|Inputs (1,800)||Outputs (520,800)|
1,800 × Coins (1,800) Hard leather costs 3 GP to tan
600 × Hard leather (520,800) Hard leather is currently more profitable than soft leather.
The profit rate assumes 600 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed.
Level 2 cows in Burthorpe have 25 life points and always drop cowhide. The pen is located south of the lodestone in Burthorpe. Start killing the cows - they will respawn instantly. Since they have a fairly long death animation, begin by killing multiple cows before looting the first cow's hide. This is faster than waiting for the first one to finish dying. Once you have 28 cowhides, run slightly north to Jack Oval, who will tan them into hard leather for 3 coins each, or soft leather, whichever is cheaper. Run further north to the Bank Gnome, bank the leather, run back to the cow pen, and repeat.
For players who intend to use either Magic or Ranged, it is highly recommended to equip a weapon with decent accuracy and does not use ammunition (E.g. Mindspike, Chargebow, Quickbow). Players with sufficient Magic or Ranged levels may use Dragon Breath (5 Magic), (Chain (45 Magic), or Ricochet (45 Ranged) in order to kill more cows.
At times it may be better to make soft leather instead - hard leather is currently worth 868, while soft leather is currently worth 795.