A carcass is a block dropped by an animal on death. The carcass block can be broken by hand or with any tool to drop itself. To butcher a carcass, it must be harvested using a hunting knife. This takes longer, and drops a selection of items depending on the animal.
Carcasses are decayable. When a carcass is harvested, any decayable items dropped will have the decay level that the carcass had (meaning drops could already be rotten if the carcass is old).
|Animal||Items when butchered|
+A cow drops four cow part carcasses.