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Raw Mutton
Raw Mutton
Eating raw food will sate hunger, but is unhealthy for humans. This excellent cut spoils very quickly.

Most wild carnivores love this meat.

Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
9m 20s
Spoils to
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Mutton 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_RawMutton.PrimalItemConsumable_RawMutton'" 1 0 0
Used to craft

Raw Mutton is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be obtained by harvesting Ovis Ovis.


Can be used to tame carnivores at slightly increased speed and Taming Effectiveness compared to Raw Prime Meat Raw Prime Meat. This is particularly useful for creatures without a preferred kibble, such as the Dimorphodon since the Taming Effectiveness is better to the next best thing. It restores usually 50 points of Food and provides 187.5 Affinity (progress). For comparison Kibble usually provides 400, Raw Prime Meat provides 150, and Raw Meat provides 50 Affinity. The following table lists the exceptions.

Creature Food Points Affinity
other Carnivores 50 187.5
Compy Compy 20 750
Daeodon Daeodon 50 37.5
Microraptor Microraptor 50 31.25
Thylacoleo Thylacoleo 50 25
Tusoteuthis Tusoteuthis 50 18.75
Thorny Dragon Thorny Dragon 50 162.5

It can be cooked in a Campfire Campfire or Industrial Grill Industrial Grill into Cooked Lamb Chop Cooked Lamb Chop.


Raw Mutton can be harvested from dead Ovis Ovis. They are fairly rare in the wild on "The Island" map, so don't expect them to show up whenever you need one.

Raw Mutton Raw Mutton
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth) Chainsaw (Scorched Earth)★★★★★
Direwolf Direwolf★★★★☆

When harvesting wild Ovis make sure your dino does not eat the mutton itself (put food into its inventory or make sure food is at max).

Spoil times[]

ContainerSpoiling Time
Human Player Inventory 9m 20s
Triceratops Tamed Dino 37m 20s
Preserving Bin Preserving Bin 1h 33m 20s
Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 2h 20m
Refrigerator Refrigerator 15h 33m 20s

For more information, see Spoilage.

Notes / Trivia[]

  • Before patch 259.0 the values of Mutton were much higher, nearly as good as Kibble.