Butchery Addon (1.16 UPDATE!)

Isn’t it pretty easy to get meat in minecraft? Just punch a cow a few times, and you get meat that is good even if you don’t cook it. In real life that takes weeks to butcher, chill, and cook the meat. This addon makes it a little bit more complicated…

What is this addon?

This addon makes harvesting meat from animals a lot harder than it was before. You can no longer just hit a cow a few times and get meat that you can easily cook in any furnace. It adds more tools, a new death system, and a new machine thing.

How to get Raw Meat

To get meat you have to first get raw meat. To get raw meat you need to kill an animal, like you regularly would. As of right now this addon only supports cows (beef), pigs (porkchops), sheep (mutton), chickens (chicken), and rabbits (rabbit). But after you kill an animal it might turn out different than it normally would…



After you kill the animal, you will get a dead variant of whatever animal it was. If you kill the dead animal, you will get nothing, so don’t try. You need the two new tools added into this addon, the Knife (see below) and also the Cleaver (also see below). First you need to use the knife on the animal to get a skinned animal carcass.

Here’s a picture of a very ugly skinned cow…

Once you skin the animal it will drop some items depending on the animal. Cows drop 4-6 leather, sheep drop 1 wool, chickens drop a few feathers, and pigs drop nothing. After the animal has been skinned it is ready to be cut up. You need to use the cleaver on it 3 times, and it drops 1-2 meat per cut.

Here is what a cow looks like partway through the chopping thing

Next up i’ll show

The Tools

This addon adds two new tools to the game, used for getting meat from animals.

The Knife

The knife is the tool for skinning the animals after you kill them. It also deals 4 damage.

Knife Crafting Recipe

The Cleaver

The Cleaver is the tool for chopping up the animals to get meat from them. It deals 6 damage.

Cleaver Crafting Recipe

But how do I cook it?

You’re probably not asking this question, because you’re probably reading this before you try out the addon, but you can’t eat the meat raw. Well, actually you can, but you should only eat it raw if you want just one hunger point, along with Poison II and hunger. And just to add to the fun, you also can’t cook the meat. If you do you will get burnt meat, which you can’t eat or do anything with. By the way now would be a good time to mention that there is a variant for beef, porkchops, mutton, and chicken for all of the stages of meat you will make, including burnt. Also, due to being unable to override vanilla furnace recipes, I had to make my own raw meats so you can’t just cook it and get cooked meat, so if you’re using this in creative, you can’t use the meat in the creative inventory, you have to kill an animal to get it. Also you need to craft the tools, they don’t show up in the creative inventory either, only the Chiller Crate and the Meat Chiller. (I’ll get to those in a second). Anyway, back to the subject. To cook the meat, you first need to chill it, and to do that you need…

The Meat Chiller and the Chiller Crate

To chill the meat in this addon you need to get the machine-ish thing called the Meat Chiller. You can get the Meat Chiller by crafting the Chiller Crate and then breaking it.

The Chiller Crate next to the Meat Chiller

Chiller Crate Crafting Recipe

After you place the Meat Chiller you’ll probably wonder how to use it. Its pretty self explanatory. If you use some raw meat then you’ll see it in the chiller and the little doors on top will close and and a 30 second timer will start.

Getting ready to put some Raw Beef into the Meat Chiller

Waiting for the Raw Beef to finish chilling

After the 30 second timer is done the Meat Chiller will open back up and you will be able to grab the chilled meat! (again it works with meats other than beef. Beef is just an example)

Chilled Beef ready to be grabbed!

Lets get cooking!

The Final Step!

Now that you finally have your chilled meat, its time to cook it. This can be done with a furnace, a smoker, or even a campfire. You will have to cook it twice. First you cook the chilled meat to get thawed meat, which can be, finally, cooked into cooked meat. (P.S. I know the thawed meats have the same textures as the raw meats, its not a mistake)

Chilled to thawed…

And finally, thawed to cooked

But What About The Fish?

Well, i’m glad you asked! Along with the traditional animals, this addon also makes getting some nice cooked fish a lot harder. It still uses the knife, but the system is different. When you kill a fish, instead of raw fish, you get a Cod Body, a Salmon Body, or a Tropical fish Body, each from the fish the body is named after.

Poor Fish…

The Cutting Board

Next up in your fish-cooking adventure your going to need the cutting board, the other new utility in this addon. 

The Cutting Board Crate Recipe

Again, to get the cutting board just place the crate and then break it and you’ll get the cutting board!

The Cutting Board Next To The Cutting Board Crate

How it works

To get to the next stage (?) of fish you’re gonna need  to use the fish body on the cutting board. I’ll be using salmon for this example, but again, I’ve said this too many times, it works for all the fish (Salmon, Tropical Fish, and Cod).

Ready To Place Some Fish On The Cutting Board! 

Cutting Time!

After the fish is placed down on the cutting board you’ll have to go grab that knife you crafted earlier and cut it into two pieces. 

We’re Almost Done!

One More Step…

The last thing you have to do to get your Cooked Cut Fish is cook it in a furnace (or smoker, or campfire). Then your done!

And we’re done!

Next Up… The Leather!!!

This addon also makes it harder to get leather from cows (and rabbits I guess). You have to go through the tanning process before getting it. It adds two new machinery things (I don’t know if it’s actually machinery) that you need to use to get leather.

The Water Barrel

First you’re gonna need a water barrel to soak the leather. Crafting is below.

Water Barrel Crate Crafting

The Water Barrel Next To The Water Barrel Crate

Once you have the water barrel you need to fill it with water. Just use a water bucket on it and it’ll fill up.



After this you need to put either Fresh Leather or Fresh Rabbit Hide into it. Fresh leather is the same as leather (same with hide), except I changed it from leather to fresh leather and I changed the texture. I’ll be using leather for this example.

Ready, Set, …


After 30 seconds the leather (or hide) will be soaked. The texture of the leather will get a little bit darker.

I wonder how we’ll dry this…

But first, cleaning…

Next we’re gonna need to clean the leather. First you’ll need a Work Station.

Work Station Crate Crafting Recipe

Another side by side

Next you’ll need to put some soaked leather on it (from the water barrel).

Another before

and another after

ready to cut with a knife…

and its clean!!

The Final Leathery Step

Last, you’ll just have to dry it. It ONLY works on a campfire. Not a furnace, blast furnace, or a smoker. Only campfires. After that you’re done!

And we are FINALLY DONE!!!!!!

Last Notes

You might be wondering why you should download this addon. It might seem all bad and no good, but there is one thing that you would want it for (unless you want a more RL Craft experience, this is kinda made for that). You’d want it because it might be bad in the beginning of the game, you might even die of hunger, but in the long run, after you have the tools and the Meat Chiller, you realize that every animal gives 3-6 meat per animal, which is WAY more than usual. (by the way if dakonblackrose wants to use this for his RL Craft Addon he can). It is perfect for RL Craft, and its also good for the normal game. Its just good all around. So that’s why you should install it.

Do you want an addon specialized for you?

What if you really want a certain addon, don’t know how to make them, and can’t find it on mcpedl? Well your in luck! I will make you a minecraft addon with whatever you want if you click here ( and that will happen!

Also join the discord for sneak peeks at new updates and epic stuff like that!

The next update will be the farming update, where I will make it harder for you to get crops like wheat, carrots, potatoes, etc, etc. I don’t know when it will be released. Stay tuned! Also if you have an old version of this pack make sure you delete it before installing the updated version. thanks!

Finally, thanks to @Stijn (I don’t know if hes on MCPEDL) for helping me with a small problem that was just a little mistake, but the addon probably wouldn’t exist without his help, so thanks!

Changelog View more

i fixed some links, but same update as before. Thanks for downloading!

I updated all the blocks to 1.16 standards and changed the description a bit

Basically just the tanning update I just forgot to change the title from fish to tanning

I added the rabbit to the meats and the whole tanning leather thing.

I added Fish!!! And a cutting board, and a few bug fixes


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128 Responses

4.81 / 5 (21 vote)
  1. MrStriking says:

    Great addon, I only have a problem where the shears have become completely useless since we get the wool now using the knife. Would be great if u make it back to normal where we use shears, and where we don’t have to kill the sheep for wool.

  2. ryclix says:

    This is a great idea! I love it, but there is a problem. If you are playing on survival, you only can get food from animals by getting Silk Touch, because you need the chiller which needs ice. I’d recommend either switching it out for a water bucket, making a recipe to obtain ice, or making a recipe for some sort of pickaxe or something that can harvest ice. It’s dumb that there is a crafting recipe if there is technically no point in it.

    Also, I would also say to add crafting recipes of different types of woods to all of the stations. (besides the Water Barrel crate, because barrels can be crafted with any wood) They must be crafted with oak wood and planks which definitely shouldn’t be how it works, so fix that too! (don’t forget about nether wood types)

    Other than that, this is a great idea for an addon. It’s really cool!

    • Terablock says:

      I see what you’re saying about the wood, and I completely agree with that. But with the ice, I can still agree, but there is other ways to get ice, like finding it in a snow village chest. But other then that, I completely agree.

  3. Skiwie Piwie says:

    I can also bak fish

  4. Dalay995 says:

    i cant tame cats 🙁

  5. Dalay995 says:

    heyy, How can i tame the cats?? no fish works to tame 🙁

  6. Unknow Newbie says:

    And other than that.. Pls make the knife and the other atleast 4 dmg

  7. Unknow Newbie says:

    Sir please add hoglins as the list

  8. Wailin says:

    Good job
    I have waited for this for a long time

  9. Guest-3245567104 says:

    Crafting crates isn’t working for me, my version is 1.16.1, I have experimental mode on and I turned on both the behaviour and the resource packs.
    Butchering the animals works, as does crafting the knife and cleaver
    I would’ve joined the discord server, but the link is out of date
    I’d really love to be able to use this mod properly, to its full extent 🙂

  10. Guest-3851119451 says:

    Please update to 1.16.1 your addon is great!

  11. Dalay995 says:

    plss update at 1.16.1

  12. Guest-9317066828 says:

    no, crafts doesnt work in 1.16

  13. Guest-9349493285 says:


  14. Guest-4201768747 says:

    Los crafteos no funcionan en Minecraft 1.16 Windows 10 🙁 pls update or fix it

  15. Guest-9868693844 says:

    Alright this is overrated addon

  16. G-Voyers says:

    I think you forgot to change the llama and the horse because when I kill them they dropped the original leather not the one you made so hope you could fix that soon… .Btw you’re add-ons are awesome

  17. Guest-4035933672 says:

    crafting is not working

  18. Guest-8882418952 says:

    Edit: i can only place is raw beef, i tried every raw meat and there is no place button.. Can you make also a hook same at butcher mod in java? I watched it in youtube.

  19. Guest-1054928526 says:

    Why everyone can use your creation..because i can’t place the raw meat in chiller? I tried everything. It keeps attacking the chiller until vanish and turn back to my inventory

  20. Guest-1085170123 says:

    Pls change the Chiller recipe the ice is too Hard to obtain

  21. Skiwie Piwie says:

    After you have make the farm update can you than make that also for mining sorry for my bad english

  22. Guest-5879125751 says:

    What about making some custom mobs? With some food they drop. Like farming animals. Goats, stuff like that

  23. BloxurloGamer says:

    hola guapo;vengo aqui en el apartado de comentarios de este youtube verde para decirte que si puedo pedirte un favor plis o no se una recomendacion muy exigida por mi bueno lo que yo quiero que hagas y quiero que lo hagas XD por favor es un addon que agrege tacos mexicanos con sus difrentes ingredientes y que haiga nuevas plantas que se generen por el mundo y que rompiendolas te den su respectiva verdura y una semilla para poder plantarla tambien que haya una nueva maquina llamada el molino donde tu coloques el trigo te de polvo de trigo y con ese trigo lo conbinas con un cubo de agua y no se huevo no se como se hace la tortilla exactamente y te da la masa luego lo pones en un ahumador a fuerzas y te da la tortilla tambien que haya tacos de horo de diamante hierro y carbon dandote efectos al consumirlos y obiamente tambien tacos con carne verduras que dije anteriormente y no se lo que ya quieras poner porfavor lleva hacabo esta idea un saludo blox vaya traductor no?

  24. Guest-3467860826 says:

    Cant get the recipes to work. all i get is the chiller. iv’e tried both with and without experiment turned on. Does look like a neat mod.

  25. Guest-6128867527 says:

    Hey suggestion complex forging

  26. Guest-3361526200 says:

    Will the next update be out this week?

  27. Guest-2558978899 says:

    Do you have a discord server? If so, can you put the link? Great add-on though!

  28. Guest-9722723952 says:

    Suggestion:meat grinder, and meat slicer.

  29. Guest-6767857997 says:

    Hey luv this add-on but since you’ve updated it I cannot play it properly. The add-on for the behavior pack keeps on saying;

    Missing dependency with I’D ‘2b254918-15af-4fd1-861f-29426c3eec009’ and version ‘1.0.0

    Please fix I loved playing with it and would love to try out the new update.

    I did delete the old version of the the add-on and installed this update but the butchery B does work. It says what I have listed above.

  30. Guest-4913375348 says:

    To Creator
    How do I craft the cleaver and the knife. It doesn’t let me create them

    T V

  31. MCPE1234 says:

    I’d love to see tables and chairs for the villagers to sit on and actually add a feature where villagers need food and they can order from your place.I’d love to see that happen.I wanna make a restaurant with this!just asking for thetrouble features. 5 stars

  32. Guest-2073301062 says:

    I think a thirst bar and environmental bar would fit into this addon considering it is about adding some realism.

    • NYANCAT364 says:

      I think there are other addons with that kind of thing in it. I’m trying to keep this one based around animals and farming (in the future) It’s perfectly compatible with those addons though! Thanks for your feedback!

  33. Guest-8973262530 says:

    Hay do u think u can add a water meter and a environment indicator which can tell if ur standing on hot or cold blocks?

    • NYANCAT364 says:

      I think there are other addons with that kind of thing in it. I’m trying to keep this one based around animals and farming (in the future) It’s perfectly compatible with those addons though! Thanks for your feedback!

  34. Guest-5831149372 says:

    Hi nyancat364 like the mod. ITS GRATE!!!!
    -Micah Dekker

  35. Guest-9719497468 says:

    olá, eu addon é muito bom, porem eu fico triste por seu addon n ser para 1.16. eu te peço ara colocar esse addon para 1.16, obrigado pela atenção.

    • NYANCAT364 says:

      No estoy seguro, pero estoy bastante seguro de que el error de bloqueo personalizado se corrigió en 1.16. Si no lo siento, tal vez podrías cuando obtengas los materiales para las cajas, podrías usar comandos para darte el artículo y deshacerte de los materiales. Gracias por sus comentarios!

  36. Guest-2877930344 says:

    Trade the texture of the fish,are iqual plastic,but the addon are very good,in a next update make a chicken meat function

  37. Guest-1652869715 says:

    I’d love to see something more with the cow hide, like a tanner to let the hide tan and turn into useable leather

  38. Sage_Mercy says:

    Greetings! I have to say this Add-On is amazing! It makes getting cooked food very tedious, but more rewarding. The process isn’t TOO expensive, and is actually sort of fun to do!

    However, I have 2 changes that should be made:

    1. If you craft a Fishing Rod, and start fishing, you can just get raw fish without going through the “killing fish” process to get cooked fish. I recommend changing the fishing loot tables, so the bodies can be obtained from fishing instead of “raw fish”, so then the feature isn’t pointless.

    2. I feel like you should allow it so the food can be placed on the Campfire, if possible. I love the process in terms of butchering the animals, but it makes the Campfire obsolete.

    Overall, I love this Add-On, and I hope those features get added. Keep up the great work!

    • NYANCAT364 says:

      Thanks for your feedback! I changed the fishing loot tables, as well as the loot tables for the polar bear and the dolphin (they both drop fish) so they’ll drop the right thing in the next update. And im not 100 percent sure what you mean by the campfire thing but as of right now you can cook the food on the campfire!

  39. Guest-4589058958 says:

    Really awesome and I did a review of your addon but it was before the fish update I gave u credit and put link to mcpedl

  40. How many times do you have to update this Addon for us to reach the final release? Because, you know, downloading a bunch of updates and removing the previous updates repetitively is very annoying..

  41. Guest-2974072433 says:

    It’s fantastic addon. Minecraft needs more realism.
    But I thing, in fish need cut tail and head…

  42. Beam006 says:

    Make realm version of butchery addon
    Feature: raw​ meat​ can be cook into cooked meat like vanilla and don’t have meat chiller​
    but feature to cut meat from animal dead body still have​

  43. Beam006 says:

    Meat chiller crate don’t exist plz make 1.16 version by make meat chiller crate become item and when put a meat chiller crate item in crafting table it will give you a meat chiller(spawn egg)​

  44. Guest-3089100534 says:

    Maybe compatibility with The Killer Mincer Add-On It’s kinda like a meat grinder and it fits in with your Ad-don.

  45. Vanilla420 says:

    Looks coreblock worthy
    If its okay i might add this too coreblock
    However i dont know if it will override and disable other addons but ill give it a try

  46. Guest-7152259298 says:

    brought me to a virused sight dont use

  47. Guest-9952875942 says:

    Farmable crops is like an easy getaway to this addon though.

  48. Guest-7392463281 says:

    maybe make the rats look like silver fish, me and my friend played on a world and he said the it stared deep into his soul. I like the rats a lot it adds a challenge into the game, like if you cant get them your only food option is growing crops until your able to make the chiller. I feel this is all the more reason to make them more small to be a little more difficult to catch maybe make them scurry and run away once hit. a brown silver fish would fit the description of a Minecraft rat in my opinion. I love everything about this addon it definitely added to me and my pals Minecraft experience if you don’t change the rat its fine, it adds a little wacky fun. also a idea for you cave roots.

  49. Guest-9636206434 says:

    thank u awsome addon btw

  50. Guest-2091612520 says:

    maybe make it to where the recipes can be seen in the recipe book?

  51. Guest-3655334135 says:

    This is the best addon ever I thought it might conflict my other mods but it works fine thank you

  52. NYANCAT364 says:

    Everybody this is just temporary ill officially change the link in the next update but heres the direct mediafire link

  53. Guest-9131421432 says:

    the download link dosent work.

  54. Beam006 says:

    Ps. make butcher villager breed two animals kill an animal in pen and chill and then cook a meat and then share with other villager​s

  55. Beam006 says:

    Plz apply this to rabbit, cod, salmon, and add goat, duck, goose, swan, turkey

  56. Guest-4469850898 says:

    Great way to spice up the game!

  57. This Addon has flaws. Well, just one: The description is a bit weird.. There’s one line that says “sheep drop 1 wool” but then on another line, it says “sheep drop nothing”… 😒😒😒

    • NYANCAT364 says:

      Oh sorry about that I was kind of in a rush to put the description together because it kept on timing out. At the next update ill fix the description. (and sheep do drop one wool) (pigs drop nothing) Thaks for reviewing!

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