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"RimWorld" Food Production Guide

Days, weeks, months of hours spent on the Rim. A whole life spent dying and taking prisoners, then making them godlike and then eating them.

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Food: It Comes From Where!?

Depending on your scenario, you might have a few days of food when you land, or you might have to start subsistence farming right off the bat.

While feeding yourself in RimWorld is fairly easy, optimization of food production is going to become important once you reach a point where you're trying to create an economy.

Here's the vanilla version veggies in a table that has some stats that may help streamline your production.

A farm to table table (heh) Scroll --->

Food TypeGrow TimeYieldNutritionYield/Day$/unit$/harvest$/day

Strawberry

4.6

8

.2

1.74

1.2

9.6

2.09

Rice

3

6

.18

2

1.1

6.6

2.2

Potato

5.8

11

.25

1.9

1.1

12.1

2.09

Corn

11.3

22

.4

1.95

1.1

24.2

2.14

Haygrass

7

18

.3

2.57

.6

10.8

1.54

Why is each animal more flavorful than the last?

Why is each animal more flavorful than the last?

But What About Animals?

You can get animal protein without deep fat frying an ocelot. There's also milk and eggs, but since you can't milk an ocelot reliably, and since no eggs come from mine, my options at the end of the day are limited.

There are a variety of resources that you can keep animals around for, and some that can be collected from hunted animals, but for the purpose of this article, I'm focusing on animals produced for food purposes.

Here's a table of vanilla animals and their meat value.

AnimalMeat Production (adult)Nutrition Efficiency (adult)

Alpaca

140

0.83

Alphabeaver

63

0.04

Arctic Fox

77

1.19

Arctic Wolf

119

0.81

Bison

336

1.09

Boomalope

280

1.08

Boomrat

31

0.56

Capybara

105

0.89

Caribou

140

1.12

Cassowary

84

0.76

Cat

45

0.44

Chicken

42

1.21

Chinchilla

49

1.03

Cobra

36

0.58

Cougar

140

0.74

Cow

336

1.31

Deer

168

1.31

Donkey

196

1.04

Dromedary

294

1.14

Duck

42

0.97

Elephant

560

0.27

Elk

294

1.12

Emu

84

0.78

Fennec Fox

77

1.19

Gazelle

98

1.36

Goat

105

1.05

Goose

84

1.04

Grizzly Bear

301

0.87

Guinea Pig

31

0.91

Hare

31

0.71

Horse

336

1.37

Husky

120

0.31

Ibex

140

1.46

Iguana

56

0.69

Labrador Retriever

105

0.35

Lynx

84

0.71

Megascarab

31

0

Megasloth

560

0.44

Megaspider

168

0

Monkey

49

0.76

Muffalo

336

1.09

Ostrich

140

0.86

Panther

140

0.74

Pig

238

0.81

Polar Bear

301

0.87

Raccoon

56

0.69

Rat

31

0.79

Red Fox

77

1.19

Rhinoceros

420

0.35

Sheep

105

0.96

Snowhare

31

0.71

Spelopede

112

0

Squirrel

31

0.77

Thrumbo

560

0.14

Timber Wolf

119

0.81

Tortoise

70

2.41

Turkey

84

1.15

Warg

196

0.96

Wild Boar

119

0.67

Yak

294

1.12

Yorkshire Terrier

45

0.53

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So Who Wins?

Strangely enough, the tortoise.

Here's some tortoise facts to consider.

  • They have nearly the same leather production as a turkey; it's 25 vs 28.
  • They're sturdier than chickens. They're great for when the tribal raid goes sideways and enemies end up in your coop expecting chickens. Instead, they get bitten by pissed off turtles.
  • They don't require pasturing. I can designate a zone "The Magical Turtle Forest" or something and they'll peacefully inhabit it. I didn't totes McGoats do that in my own town or anything...
I also name things comically for my own amusement sometimes.

I also name things comically for my own amusement sometimes.

Farming can be stressful

Farming can be stressful

Milk

Milk comes from mammals, but nobody milks it up like cows do.

You can milk the boomalope, caribou, cow, dromedary, elk, goat, and yak. They all produce 12 units of milk every 2 days, but the cow makes 18 units of milk every single day.

Milk has the benefit of not making your pawns sad when they consume it raw.

Eggs

Eggs can be laid by various birds and reptiles, but most of them can only be produced by fertilized females.

Chickens, ducks, and geese lay unfertilized eggs, however. Here's a tiny table about egg production.

Flammability included, because important reasons

AnimalLay intervalFlammability

Chicken

1

70%

Duck

1

70%

Goose

2

70%

© 2022 Stephen Foster

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