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Milk is an animal product and raw food obtained from tamed adult female animals of certain species only. Raw consumption of milk does not cause negative thoughts and it counts as a meat ingredient for meals that require meat specifically.
Milk is produced when a animal handler milks a tamed adult female animals of a milkable species. The amount obtained depends on the Milk Amount of the milked animal, as well as the Animal Gather Yield of the handler. Handlers will milk animals when they are ready, producing milk which will then be left on the ground. Each animal can be milked at a frequency dependent on the species in question and the saturation of the animal. Milk production is halved when the animal is hungry, reduced to one third when it is urgently hungry, and completely stopped when the animal is starving.
The following animals produce milk:
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Milk is a raw food, which means that it can be used as an ingredient for creating meals. In addition, it can be substituted at a 1-to-1 ratio with meat for meals that require meat specificially, such as fine or lavish meals.
Each unit of milk has a nutrition of 0.05, providing 5% to a pawn when eaten raw.
Unlike most raw food, it does not cause the −7 "Ate raw food" thought when consumed without cooking it into a meal. However, like all raw food, it retains the flat 2% chance of causing food poisoning when consumed. This chance is applied per batch of milk consumed - that is, if 10 milk is consumed in one sitting, only a single 2% chance to get food poisoning is rolled, not the 18.3% chance of 10 individual 2% rolls.
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Milk is interchangeable with meat for meal production and yet can also be used as an ingredient in vegetarian meals. Milk has a slightly lower market value of 1.9 vs meat's 2, weighs more at 0.045 kg vs 0.03 kg, can be eaten raw without penalty, and lasts 14 days before spoiling instead of 2. Thus it is advantageous to sell your meat before your milk if you have an excess, and to buy milk from traders that come to you. For taking with your own caravans, meat is preferable due to its lower weight, so long as refrigeration isn't a problem, such as during winter or on very short trips,
To avoid excessive hauling jobs, pen your milk-producing animals in a convenient animal area near your freezer.
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