UK Slaughter Statistics

Published 8 October 19

  Number Slaughtered Average Dressed Carcase Weight kg/head
Month Cows Heifers Cows Heifers
Aug-19 53,673 61,114 312.4 335.0
Jul-19 51,042 60,057 318.3 337.5
Monthly Change 2,631 1,057 -5.8 -2.5
         
Aug-18 53,194 60,211 297.1 329.0
Annual change 479 903 15.4 6.1

Source: Defra
With effect from February 2016 the figures are based on calendar months.  Prior to this, the figures are based on statistical months (January, April, July and October were 5 week months). Data may be revised on a monthly basis. 
Cow and heifer slaughtering data includes both dairy and beef animals.