Stardew Valley Rancher vs Tiller

Are you a rancher or tiller? Stardew Valley is such an awesome game where the player has to choose whether they want to be a farmer, rancher, or tiller. They have their own pros and cons that come with each profession. If you’re thinking about what your next move should be, this post will help!

What is the difference between a Rancher and Tiller?

A rancher, like their name suggests, raises animals (cows, chickens, sheep). They live off the money the animals make for them. A tiller plants crops and lives off of those suggests raises animals (cows, chickens, sheep). They live off the money the anima makes for them. Tiller is a word that means an underworld worker who digs trenches with a shovel.

Stardew Valley has two professions, Rancher and Tiller. The difference between the two is that one raises animals (cows, chickens, pigs) while the other plants’ crops (wheat, corn rye). They both live off of the money their animals or crops make for them. You can choose to be either one!

What are the pros of each profession?

Ranchers have many advantages over Tillers because they get to keep all of their animals’ products forever. Say you buy three cows and they all have babies; you’ll get milk every day from those three cows plus any others

How to get started with either profession?

The first thing you have to do is build barns and coops for your animals. After that, you buy some animals. You can buy them at Marnie’s or Tom’s Coop in town, or you can keep increasing the number of your animals until they produce items faster than you can pick them up!

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This is a common question among new players and Stardew Valley veterans alike. The answer is both! Why choose when you can have it all? With recently added Co Op support even on Steam, friends and strangers alike will be able to share farm space with each other and open new opportunities for those who may not yet be ready to launch into multiplayer mode.

Pros and Cons of each profession

Relatively easy to get started as a rancher, as there is no pre-existing animal limit and your animals can run free until they’re ready to be harvested.

The downside is that the majority of the money earned from selling an animal product will go towards buying that same type of animal! If you don’t have any experience with this sort of thing, the money might just disappear before you know it.

Requires significantly more walking time to collect goods at home versus visiting shops in town. You’ll either need to put up with this or plan way ahead before running out of items to sell– not recommended if you’d like a playtime! For those who have a natural talent for understanding how much time is needed to get from point A to B, this playstyle might be for you.

Which one should I choose based on my goals for Stardew Valley?

In essence, a rancher is someone who’s trying to get the most efficient money/resource ratio for a particular time frame. Since running a farm can require a lot of walking, being able to sell items quickly and repeatedly using the “town loop” is ideal. At this point in time, there are no mods that provide teleporting options (however, see Travel Bug below), so if you find yourself often needing to make multiple trips between your rucksack and the shipping box, this might not be for you.

Tips for succeeding in your chosen profession:

  • Choosing Your Livestock

Choose animals with high selling prices (chickens, pigs, cows) and animals that produce products you can make money on.  For example, selling eggs or cheese might be more profitable than selling wool or goat’s milk.

  • Animal Product Perks 

Once you start shipping higher value animal products like Goat Cheese, Large Milk, Duck Egg, and Wool, the amount of gold you’re able to earn per trip through town starts to increase quite nicely. You’ll need a fair amount of both fodder and craftable crates available to ship these goods quickly though!