Raw beef heals 1.5 hunger points to you or 2.5 health points to dogs. Cows drop 1-2 raw beef when killed. It is edible, but has a 33% chance of conferring 25 seconds of hunger poison. You can "feed" your Dogs with raw beef by shift-clicking on them. This restores 2.5 health points. Cooking raw beef in a furnace will result in a Steak.