I’ve seen some tutorial videos () for some basic automatic pig farm machines that have lava kill the pigs to cook the pork. In the videos they work perfectly, but when I’m testing them out in my world, the lava from the dispensers doesn’t disappear before the pigs die like it is supposed to and therefore it destroys the pork drops. Is this an outdated method or is there something I could change?
I'm pretty sure lava and the way it kills was changed in a recentish update.
If you can keep the babies in a separate room until they grow up and then drop them onto a magma block floor with hopper minecarts underneath that would kill them without destroying any drops though you'd need a separate step to cook the pork chops.