More and more dairy cows are going to the slaugherhouse.

According to USDA's "Livestock Slaughter" report released Friday morning, 239,000 dairy cows went to slaughter in August -- up 4.8 percent from July and 5.75 percent from August 2008.

During the first eight months of this year, 1.912 million dairy cows went to slaughter, compared to 1.695 million during the first eight months of 2008.

Source: USDA