Scale Economies And Economic Performance In Southeastern U.S. Cow-Calf Production
The objective of this study is to assess the scale and technical efficiencies and other economic performance measures of southeastern U.S. cow-calf farms. We describe and compare cow-calf operations by size and farm resource region and measure their relative competitiveness. We estimate an input distance function using stochastic production frontier techniques (SPF).
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