Explaining differences in efficiency among dairy operations

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dc.contributor.author Berends, P. T.
dc.contributor.author Langemeier, Michael R.
dc.contributor.author Featherstone, Allen M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T13:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T13:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/10734
dc.description.abstract To remain competitive, dairy operatoins need to continue to improve production efficiency and manage costs. Kansas Farm Management Association data from 1991 to 1995 were used to measure technical, economic, and overall efficiencies for 50 dairy operations in Kansas. On average, the farms showed .87 technical, .71 economic, and .67 overall efficiency. The latter was related negatively to labor, capital, feed, and fuel and utility expenses per cow. Veterinarian expenses were related positively to overall efficiency. Overall efficiency was the most sensitive to changes in feed expenses per cow, emphasizing the importance of controlling this cost. Results also indicated that a larger proportion of overall inefficiency was due to cost control problems than to an inefficient herd size en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 98-100-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 792 en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Efficiency en_US
dc.subject Profitability en_US
dc.title Explaining differences in efficiency among dairy operations en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 54 en_US
dc.citation.spage 51 en_US
dc.description.conference Dairy Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1997

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