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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Eoin
dc.contributor.authorShalloo, Laurence
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Una
dc.contributor.authorKinsella, Anne
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-11T15:26:43Z
dc.date.available2013-01-11T15:26:43Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationApplication of data envelopment analysis to measure technical efficiency on a sample of Irish dairy farms. E. Kelly, L. Shalloo, U. Geary, A. Kinsella and M. Wallace. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 51: 63–77, 2012en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0791-6833
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/323
dc.descriptionpeer-reviewed
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to determine the levels of technical efficiency on a sample of Irish dairy farms utilizing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and to identify key management and production factors that differ between producers indentified as efficient and inefficient. DEA was used in this study to generate technical efficiency scores under assumptions of both constant returns to scale (CRS) and variable returns to scale (VRS). The average technical efficiency score was 0.785 under CRS and 0.833 under VRS. Key production characteristics of efficient and inefficient producers were compared using an analysis of variance. More technically efficient producers used less input per unit of output, had higher production per cow and per hectare and had a longer grazing season, a higher milk quality standard, were more likely to have participated in milk recording and had greater land quality compared to the inefficient producers.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTeagascen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 51
dc.subjectDairyen_GB
dc.subjectData envelopment analysisen_GB
dc.subjectIrelanden_GB
dc.subjectTechnical efficiencyen_GB
dc.titleApplication of data envelopment analysis to measure technical efficiency on a sample of Irish dairy farmsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.rmisMKLS-0207-6108
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