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Prime Meat Jerky
Prime Meat Jerky
Sates your hunger, and provides health while being digested. More effective than normal meat jerky, and lasts longer than Cooked Prime Meat. Wild carnivores like this meat a lot.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
Spoils to
Stack size
Decomposes in
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 294 1 0 0
cheat gfi CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky.PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky'" 1 0 0
Variant created with Organic Oil (P+)
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky_CustomOil. PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky_CustomOil'" 1 0 0
Crafting time
Used to craft
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
1 × Oil Oil
3 × Sparkpowder Sparkpowder
2 × Stone Stone
3 × Flint Flint
Total Base Ingredients
1 × Oil Oil
1 × Raw Prime Meat Raw Prime Meat
2 × Stone Stone
3 × Flint Flint


Prime Meat Jerky is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is a very durable and long lasting source of food.

Prime Meat Jerky can be prepared by putting Cooked Prime Meat Cooked Prime Meat, Oil Oil and Sparkpowder Sparkpowder in the Preserving Bin Preserving Bin. It takes 36 minutes to turn the meat into jerky.


Upon consumption, Prime Meat Jerky restores 35.0 food points, which is the same as Cooked Prime Meat. However, it is very durable and can be stored for a long time without spoiling. It lasts 2 days in a survivors inventory, 8 days in a creature's inventory, 20 days in a Preserving Bin, and 200 days in a Refrigerator.

It can be used to tame wild Carnivores, but provides the same effect as Cooked Prime Meat.

It is also used as an ingredient for making the following Items:

Spoil times[]

For more information, see Spoilage.


  • On Primitive Plus you can create jerky with Organic Oil (Primitive Plus) Organic Oil (Primitive Plus) as well as with Crude Oil Crude Oil. Both types will not stack together. For modifying server settings it is important to know that the prime meat jerky created with organic oil has its own ItemClassString: PrimalItemConsumable_CookedPrimeMeat_Jerky_CustomOil_C
  • Jerky in real life must be made with raw meat in order to retain enough moisture to still be palatable, as opposed to cooked meat like in the game.
  • Raw Prime Meat spoils extremely fast, so taking a Campfire to cook Raw Prime Meat into Cooked Prime Meat to then make it into Prime Meat Jerky using a Preserving Bin is highly recommended.

Video Tutorial[]

A short tutorial on jerky. v.189