Red Dead Redemption 2 Cow
Class Mammal
Size Massive

Quick Overview

Red Dead Redemption 2 Cow can be hunted and skinned for crafting materials, it's a Massive sized Mammal animal. We recommend using a Rifle or a Sniper to hunt this animal. You can craft a at the Trapper Shop using it's materials and cook the Prime Beef Joint meal from hunting it, Florida Cracker Cow. it's not a Legendary Animal.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Cow Locations

Every type of Cow found in RDR2.

Using the best weapons to hunt a Cow in Red Dead 2, will reward you with a Perfect Quality Kill. Since this animal is herbivores you should use Herbivore Bait to attract it in the wild.

Cow Perfect Quality Kill Weapons.

  • Use Herbivore Bait
  • Bow with Poison Arrow
  • Bow with Improved Arrow
  • Throwable with Poison Throwing Knife
  • Rifle with Regular
  • Rifle with Split Point
  • Rifle with High Velocity
  • Rifle with Express
  • Sniper with Regular
  • Sniper with Split Point
  • Sniper with High Velocity
  • Sniper with Express
  • Shotgun with Slug

Regular Cow Locations

    RDR2 Cow Locations

    There's currently no Legendary version of this animal.

    Florida Cracker Cow

    • The Florida Cracker Cow can be found at ranches and homesteads across the states.
    • As herbivores, their diet consists of grains, hay and grasses.
    • The large size of these mammals can mean that it takes longer to kill them when hunting.
    • A long scope rifle, or a Bow with Improved Arrows, are considered to be the best weapons to use whilst hunting.
    • Their hide can be sold to traders, and their prime beef is a good source of food.

    Locations where you can find:


    Cow Cooking Recipes

    Cooking recipes you can use with this animal.

    Recipe Name Regular Thyme Type Oregano Type Mint Type
    Prime Beef Joint Plain Prime Beef Thyme Prime Beef Oregano Prime Beef Minty Prime Beef

    Cow Materials

    The materials you will receive from hunting and skinning an Cow will depend on the animal quality and kill quality.

    Material Cost Kill Quality
    Perfect Cow Hide $2.5 Perfect Kill
    Good Cow Hide $1.5 Good Kill
    Poor Cow Hide $1 Poor Kill
    Prime Beef $0.6 Any

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Cow Crafting

    What you can make from Cow crafting materials.

    Trapper Crafting

    Item Name Pricing How to unlock
    Workman's Pride Boots $28.00 Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Goat Hide
    Legendary Moose Moccasins $22.00 Legendary Moose Pelt, Perfect Cow Hide
    Beaver Hunting Jacket $21.00 Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Beaver Pelt x2
    Principal Vest $18.00 Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Deer Pelt
    Iguana Big Valley Hat $14.00 Perfect Cow Hide, Perfect Iguana Skin

    Fence Crafting

    Recipe Name Effect How to obtain Type Price

    Where to find these Special Crafting Materials

    Ingredient How to get

    Camp Crafting

    Used for It makes Crafting ingredients
    Main Campfire Cow Hide Ground Cover Perfect Cow Hide

    Item Crafting

    Recipe Name Ingredients Where to find Description