Killing cows and tanning cowhide

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Killing cows and tanning cowhide
RequirementsCollecting and tanning cowhide.png
Skills
10 Combat+ recommended
Items
Tier 10+ melee weapon and armour, ranged weapon and armour or magic weapon and armour
coins
Quest
None
Other
None
Results
ProfitROIExperience gained
505,200inf%15,300 Combat
5,040 Constitution
InputsOutputs (505,200)
ItemQuantityGE Price
Coins 10000.pngCoins[1]00
ItemQuantityGE Price
Leather.pngLeather[2]600505,200

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, click on Tanya Hyde, who is inside the pen. She will tan the hides into hard leather for 3 coins each, or soft leather, whichever is cheaper. Run 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 809, while soft leather is currently worth 842.

  1. ^ Soft leather costs 0 GP to tan
  2. ^ Soft leather is currently more profitable than hard leather.