An Economic Performance Analysis of the Beef Cow-herd Enterprise Using a Stochastic Frontier Function

Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) data from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were used to examine the economic performance of beef cow herd operations in the Southern Plains region by measuring their technical efficiency index. Factors that make significant impacts on the production are herd size, machinery investment per breeding cow, and rainfall. Little technical inefficiency among the Southern beef cattle operations that participated in the SPA data was found.


Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/98842
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/98842
Total Pages:
16




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