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dc.contributor.authorFinneran, Eoghan
dc.contributor.authorCrosson, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T14:45:17Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T14:45:17Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationFinneran E, Crosson P. Development of a benchmarking system for Irish Beef farms using Data Envelopment Analysis. 19th International Farm Management Congress, SGGW, Warsaw, Polanden_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-990062-1-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1648
dc.descriptionConference paperen_US
dc.description.abstractAgricultural extension trends have involved greater use of collaborative “discussion group” dissemination approaches. These discussion groups involve regular participatory meetings between a consistent cohort of farmers and extension practitioners with occasional input from industry and research stakeholders. In Ireland, policy change, small farm scale and low incomes are some of the factors incentivising beef farmers and industry to seek increased whole-farm income efficiency. Whole-farm comparative analysis may provide a means of identifying and explaining efficiency drivers at farm level. This article describes the development of BEEFMARK, a benchmarking model with potential to act as a tool to facilitate farmer-farmer and farmer-adviser group learning within discussion groups. BEEFMARK utilised Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to measure beef farm income and scale efficiency and to identify and characterise efficient peer farms which act as benchmarks for similarly structured, but lower efficiency farms. Market derived gross output (€) per livestock unit was positively associated with farm efficiency while greater overhead and concentrate feed expenditure was negatively associated with income and scale efficiency.en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectAgricultural extensionen_US
dc.subjectData Envelopment Analysisen_US
dc.subjectBeef productionen_US
dc.subjectBenchmarkingen_US
dc.subjectComparative analysisen_US
dc.subjectEfficiencyen_US
dc.subjectEfficient peersen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a benchmarking system for Irish beef farms using data envelopment analysisen_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-12-12T14:45:18Z


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