Milk

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Milk

Milk

Milk from an animal.

Base Stats

Type
FoodRaw food
Market Value
1.9 Silver
Stack Limit
75
Mass
0.045 kg
HP
60
Deterioration Rate
10
Flammability
20%
Days To Start Rot
14
Path Cost
15

Ingestion

Nutrition
0.05
Taste
raw
Food Poison Chance
2%
Technical
Preferability
RawTasty


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.

Acquisition

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.

Milking an animal takes 400 ticks (6.67 secs), regardless of the amount of milk produced, and only modified by the Animal Gather Speed of the handler.

The following animals produce milk:

  • Animal Milk Amount Milking Interval Daily Milk Average (Milk/Day)/Food consumed
    Caribou 10 2 5 11.36
    Cow 14 1 14 16.28
    Dromedary 18 2 9 10.47
    Elk 11 1 11 12.79
    Goat 12 3 4 11.11
    Yak 11 1 11 12.79
  • Summary

    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.[Fact Check]

    Analysis

    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 Silver 1.9 vs meat's Silver 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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