Enter the Lucrative Beef Industry and Become a Meat Millionaire!

In CA$H COW you play as a newcomer to the ranch. Buy cattle and watch them grow in size and value! You can buy water, food, and other amenities to raise the efficiency of your ranch. The higher your efficiency percentage, the faster your cattle grow and the more valuable they bacome!

Release 9 Update! (feedlot under development!)

Buy Cattle from the Market,
care for the majestic creatures as best you can...
Sell for maximum profit.

with an illegally used soundtrack by AJJ!
"People" from People Who Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World (2007)

Full tutorial available for Ranch!

Buy Trucks, you'll need them to ship your livestock from the Feedlot!

Hire Managers to help you run your farm.

Rancher - Will care for cows and enable you to sell Veal and old cows!
Auctioneer - Automatically buys and sells Feeder Cattle. Be careful, they'll fill you to capacity!

Cattleman - Enables purchase of multiple cattle at once!
Distribution Partner - Will buy and sell large groups of cattle.

Choose your starting scenario!

Urban Start-Up: Tired of big-meat's lack of transparency, you move outside the city to start your own grass-fed cattle ranch!

Family Owned Farm: You grew up on this modest ranch, and your family has kept the bussiness running strong for generations. Now it's your turn to take the helm!

Beef Enterpriser: You're no fool, anyone with eyes can see that Americans have an insatiable appetite for livestock. Beef being in the highest demand, you decide to get in on this $44 Billion industry by buying up a well established farm. You're looking to expand and conquer.

I started this game after being hooked on AdVenture Capitalist for weeks, and having to research and deliver two speeches on how cattle become beef. So, I had learned all about the beef industry from several sources, all with their own unique perspectives on the practices and overall merit of the meat industry. My favorite source by far was Temple Grandin, as she was appealing to the industry to instill higher standards for animal living conditions, treatment, and slaughter. She was't talking to us about the beef, she was talking to the ranchers. I loved it. But that's not exactly what this game is about.

This game is a depiction of what I think the most apologetic in the industry see. This is how the YouTube videos from ranches in Iowa want you to believe the process is. Sure, they don't exactly lie to you, but they don't give you a complete picture by any sense. This also reflects what I've seen from even educational programs meant to take away the mysticism of meat, but it ends up painting a much brighter, happier picture than reality. Game Maker let my creativity flow. As ideas came and went, I was able to test anything I wanted as long as I took the time to figure out how to do it. What started as an exercise in mechanics, became a platform for my emotional and social ideas.

More information

Published301 days ago
StatusIn development
Tags2D, Economy, GameMaker, Management, Point & Click, Touch-Friendly
Average durationAbout a half-hour
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly
Player countSingleplayer


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Awesome game until I got to the Feedlot and it crashed. I bought everything and now can't close the upgrade menu.

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I've updated the game. And while I can't promise this release is bug-free, I can say that the bug you encountered is gone!