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An Economic Performance Analysis of the Beef Cow-herd Enterprise Using a Stochastic Frontier Function


  • Cho, Jaesung
  • Park, Seong Cheol
  • Bevers, Stanley J.


Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) data from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were used to examine the economic performance of beef cow herd operations in the Southern Plains region by measuring their technical efficiency index. Factors that make significant impacts on the production are herd size, machinery investment per breeding cow, and rainfall. Little technical inefficiency among the Southern beef cattle operations that participated in the SPA data was found.

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  • Cho, Jaesung & Park, Seong Cheol & Bevers, Stanley J., 2011. "An Economic Performance Analysis of the Beef Cow-herd Enterprise Using a Stochastic Frontier Function," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98842, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98842

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    1. Wang, Tong & Park, Seong C. & Bevers, Stan & Teague, Richard & Cho, Jaesung, 2013. "Factors Affecting Cow-Calf Herd Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(3), pages 1-22.

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