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Farm-Specific Technical Efficiency in the England and Wales Dairy Sector

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    This paper seeks to measure farm-specific technical efficiencies in the England and Wales dairy sector at discret e points in time. Stochastic production functions are estimated econo metrically using Milk Marketing Board data for three stratified rando m samples of dairy farms in 1976-77, 1980-81 and 1984-85. A measure o f relative technical efficiency is calculated for each farm in each y ear. The distribution of technical efficiencies for 1976-77 has the l owest mean and highest variance; that for 1984-85 has the highest mea n and lowest variance. The results indicate an increase in relative t echnical efficiency which the imposition of quotas has accelerated. Copyright 1987 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 14 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 383-94

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:14:y:1987:i:4:p:383-94

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    1. Hadri, K. & Whittaker, J., 1995. "Efficiency, environmental Contaminants and Farm Size: Testing for Links Using Stochastic Production Frontiers," Discussion Papers 9505, Exeter University, Department of Economics.
    2. Jiang, Nan & Sharp, Basil, 2013. "Cost Efficiency of Dairy Farming in New Zealand: a stochastic frontier analysis," 2013 Conference, August 28-30, 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand 160266, New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    3. Ahmad, Munir & Boris E., Bravo-Ureta, 1996. "Technical efficiency measures for dairy farms using panel data: a comparison of alternative model specifications," MPRA Paper 37703, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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