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Dairy Resource Management: A Comparison of Conventional and Pasture-Based Systems

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  • Nehring, Richard F.
  • Gillespie, Jeffrey M.
  • O'Donoghue, Erik J.
  • Sandretto, Carmen L.

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Facing rapid and significant change in the sector, U.S. dairy production trends from 1993-2005 were tracked and performance measures (scale and technical efficiency and returns on assets) were estimated for conventional and pasture-based dairy farms using data from USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Comparisons of relative economic performance of dairy farms by size and type are made.

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  • Nehring, Richard F. & Gillespie, Jeffrey M. & O'Donoghue, Erik J. & Sandretto, Carmen L., 2007. "Dairy Resource Management: A Comparison of Conventional and Pasture-Based Systems," 2007 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2007, Mobile, Alabama 34814, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    1. Nehring, Richard F. & Peel, Derrell S. & Nulph, David, 2009. "Cow-Calf Farm Management: Farm survey evidence from 2007," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46672, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Gillespie, Jeffrey M. & Nehring, Richard F. & Hallahan, Charles B. & Morrison Paul, Catherine J. & Sandretto, Carmen L., 2008. "Economics and Productivity of Organic versus Non-organic Dairy Farms in the United States," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44415, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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