I'm sure if it is dry it will burn. When we cremate humans we're making ashes of their thickest bones as well as their flesh. People who are well hydrated who die in fires can have flesh turn into ashes in a short amount of time. I would try to dry it as much as possible first. Beef jerky sounds like a good diea. You may also try freeze drying. I know some women freeze dry their placenta and eat capsules after their birth. Just a thought.
What a great idea! Please tell us how it goes.