Non-Parametric Measures of Technical Efficiency in Milk Production

This paper presents estimates of technical efficiency in milk production based on Farrell's non-parametric frontier production function methodology. Data from a sample of Maine and Vermont dairy farms, included in the ELFAC business analysis for 1979, were used to derive Efficient Unit Isoquants for capital-labor and concentrate feed-roughage combinations. The analysis indicates that milk production in Maine and Vermont farms was characterized b{ significant technical inefficiencies during 1979.


Issue Date:
1983
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/159555
Published in:
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council, Volume 12, Number 2
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
69-76
Total Pages:
8




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