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Not to be confused with Cooked Mutton.

Raw mutton is a food item dropped by sheep when killed.


Mob loot[]

An adult sheep drops 1–2 raw mutton when killed. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1–5 with Looting III. If killed while on fire, a sheep drops cooked mutton instead.

Chest loot[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Raw Mutton Village Butcher's chest 1–3 48.6%
Bedrock Edition
Raw Mutton Village Butcher's chest 1–3 48.6%



To eat raw mutton, press and hold use while it is selected in the hotbar. Eating one restores 2 (🍗) hunger and 1.2 saturation.

Smelting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cooked Mutton Raw Mutton +
Any fuel



Raw mutton can be used to breed and heal tamed wolves, lead them around, and make baby tamed wolves grow up faster by 10% of the remaining time.


Journeyman-level butcher villagers have a 50% chance to buy 7 raw mutton for an emerald as part of their trades.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Journeyman-level butcher villagers always offer to buy 7 raw mutton for an emerald.‌[Java Edition only]


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
EatingPlayersWhile a player is eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eatvaries [sound 1]0.8-1.216
EatingFriendly CreaturesWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.generic.eatsubtitles.entity.generic.eat1.00.6-1.416
BurpPlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingentity.player.burpsubtitles.entity.player.burp0.50.9-1.016
  1. Can be 0.5, 1.0, or 1.5

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
PlayersWhile a player is eating somethingrandom.eat0.5-1.10.8-1.2
PlayersWhen a player finishes eating somethingrandom.burp0.50.9-1.0

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Raw MuttonmuttonItemitem.minecraft.mutton

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierAlias ID Numeric ID FormTranslation key
Raw Muttonmuttonmuttonraw550Itemitem.muttonRaw.name


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
The world is full of friends and food Consume anything that can be consumed.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-rawA Balanced Diet
Eat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for you A Seedy PlaceEat each of these 40 foods: Other foods and consumables can be eaten, but are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet



September 23, 2011Mutton is mentioned by Jeb.
September 11, 2012Jeb again mentions the possibility of mutton as well as calamari being added into the game.
Java Edition
June 30, 2014Ryan Holtz tweets images of raw mutton and some other new items.
1.814w27aRaw Mutton JE1 Added raw mutton.
14w33bRaw Mutton JE2 BE1 The texture of raw mutton has been changed. The new texture was created by Reddit user zeldahuman.[1][2]
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 423.
1.1418w43aRaw Mutton JE3 BE2 The texture of raw mutton has been changed.
18w49aRaw mutton can now be found in chests in village butcher shops.
19w11aButcher villagers now buy raw mutton.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.15.0build 1Raw Mutton JE2 BE1 Added raw mutton.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Mutton JE3 BE2 The texture of raw mutton has been changed.
1.11.0beta mutton can now be found in village butcher chests.
beta mutton can now be sold to butcher villagers.
1.16.0beta has been changed; journeyman butcher villagers now buy 7 raw mutton for an emerald instead of 8.
1.16.100beta ID of raw mutton has been changed from muttonraw to mutton.
1.16.210beta mutton is dropped by goats.
1.17.0beta no longer drop raw mutton.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Raw Mutton JE2 BE1 Added raw mutton.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Raw Mutton JE3 BE2 The texture of raw mutton has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Raw Mutton JE2 BE1 Added raw mutton.


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