Grass-Fed Beef Enterprise Efficiency Analysis in the U.S.

We determine technical and scale efficiencies, scope economies, marginal productive contributions for inputs and outputs, and efficiency drivers for U.S. grass-fed beef enterprises. Average technical efficiency was 0.82. Increasing returns to scale and scope economies were found. Results suggest grass-fed beef enterprises can be scale efficient at >100 grass-fed beef animals.


Issue Date:
2017
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/252735
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
L25; Q10; Q12




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