Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 1 (february 2017) : 165-169

Measuring technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of dairy farms in western Turkey

Mustafa Terin*, Murat Kulekci1, Ibrahim Yildirim
1<p>Yuzuncu Yil University, Department of Agricultural Economics,&nbsp;Van, 65080, Turkey.</p>
Cite article:- Terin* Mustafa, Kulekci1 Murat, Yildirim Ibrahim (2016). Measuring technical, allocative and economic efficiencies ofdairy farms in western Turkey . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(1): 165-169. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9294.

A study was conducted to determine the input efficiencies of 43 dairy cattle farms under the aegis of Agricultural Development Cooperative in Erikler Village of Center Town of Kirklareli Province in Western Turkey. Data envelopment analysis was used. The technical, allocative and economical efficiencies were found to be as 0.66, 0.43 and 0.23 respectively. The analysis results showed that only 23.26% of the farms were efficient (they had constant return to scale) regarding the usage of major inputs while the remaining 76.74% had increasing return to scale, indicating that these farms could maintain the current output with decreasing current inputs. The current output (gross production value) per cow could be maintained by saving  46.56, 46.72, 42.96, and 45.20% dry weed (kg), straw (kg), concentrated feed (kg), and labour (hour), respectively along with 39.82% veterinary and 46.73% the other expenses.

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