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Generalised Farm Specific Technical Efficiencies in The England and Wales Dairy Sector

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Philip Dawson, Dr Chris Woodford


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This paper aims to measure farm-specific technical efficiency in the England and Wales dairy sector in the post-quota period using Milk Marketing Board data for a sample of dairy farms over the period 1984/85-1986/87. In contrast to a recent study by Dawson, we estimate one measure of enduring technical efficiency for each farm over the 3 years. The results show that there is a large spread of efficiencies but, in general, there is a high degree of efficiency. However, it is argued that improvements in the general level of efficiency are unlikely because of constraints imposed on production by quotas.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dawson PJ, Woodford CH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Oxford Agrarian Studies

Year: 1991

Volume: 19

Issue: 1

Pages: 53-60

ISSN (print): 1360-0818

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9966

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/13600819108424035


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