Efficiency differences in Kansas beef cow-calf production

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dc.contributor.author Stryker, L.
dc.contributor.author Jones, R.
dc.contributor.author Langmeier, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-06T21:24:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-06T21:24:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-06T21:24:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4583
dc.description.abstract For the beef industry to be economically competitive with other meat industries, it is essential that individual producers strive for the most efficient, highest quality, least cost production possible. A sample of 26 Kansas beef cow-calf enterprises from the Kansas Standardized Performance Analysis database (SPA) was used to measure efficiency differences among producers, as well as factors contributing toward these differences. On average, farms were 86% technical, 69% economic, and 58% overall efficient. Thus, our results suggest that output could be increased by 14% with optimal technology use, and cost could be decreased by 42% if farms were fully economically efficient. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 890 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cow-Calf en_US
dc.subject Efficiency en_US
dc.subject Profitability en_US
dc.subject SPA en_US
dc.title Efficiency differences in Kansas beef cow-calf production en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 144 en_US
dc.citation.spage 141 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2002, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 1, 2002 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mlange en_US

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