Technical, Allocative and Economic Efficiencies of Turkish Dairy Farms: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis


GÜNDEN C. , Sahin A., MIRAN B., Yıldırım İ.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.37, no.2, pp.213-216, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09712119.2010.9707126
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-216

Abstract

Efficiencies of farms were measured using data envolepment analysis (DEA) on 87 dairy farms in Izmir, Turkey. Technical, allocative and economic efficiencies were 0.615, 0.673 and 0.488, respectively. Only three farms were efficient. 62% of farms had decreasing return to scale. It is concluded that the current gross production value could be preserved while decreasing the number of cows, labor (man-days) and maize silage (kg) by 50.29, 45.17 and 42.42%, respectively.