The Efficiency of the Family Dairy Farm Over Its Life Cycle

This paper presents empirical measures of the efficiency of the New York family dairy farm over its life cycle. The increase and then decrease in farm efficiency with age is only minor. Factors not correlated with age are much more important in determining efficiency. Exiting farmers who appear not to have children to take over the family farm are managing and maintaining the farm as well as exiting farmers who have potential future farming children.


Issue Date:
1982
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/160007
Published in:
Volume 11, Number 2
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
85-92
Total Pages:
8




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