Admittedly I am a small potatoes guy.
I am stationary.
My gross was only 10,000 or so for the year, with expenses of 3,000 or so.
I pay as i posted earlier, 25 to 35 per mbf for my logs Doyle scale and sell for .55 to .65 per bd ft depending in width of product.
My help when I have it is a destitute neighbor who i pay 8 per hr UTT and give him the slabs so labor costs are minimal.
The mill keeps me busy in the summer months and pays for my trips to WY for elk, Canada for Walleye and the Adirondacks for Whitetail.
My yard is cramped and i move a lot of logs and lumber around and am not very efficient.
I am obviously not in this for the money because My wife and I can live on our pensions, SS and right now my IRA.
At 75 my aches and pains are catching up to me so may have to re assess the mill work.