Profit efficiency among peri-urban dairy farms in Odisha: an application of the stochastic frontier function


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Authors

  • Kamlesh Kumar Acharya
  • Ravinder Malhotra
  • R Sendhil
  • Binita Kumari

Keywords:

Inefficiency model, peri-urban, profit efficiency, stochastic profit frontier

Abstract

This study examines the profit efficiency of peri-urban dairy farms in Odisha. Inefficiencies are found, and the profit efficiency ranges from 2% to 92%; the mean is 54%. The mean profit efficiency is 76% for large farms, the highest, 64% for medium-size farms, and 60% for small farms. Concentrate price and labour wage rates affect profits significantly. Profit inefficiency is impacted positively and significantly by herd size and negatively and significantly by herd composition; decreasing the herd size and increasing the number of crossbred cows would enhance profit efficiency. Improving education and dairy farm experience would enhance the profit efficiency.

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Submitted

2023-08-05

Published

2023-08-05

How to Cite

Profit efficiency among peri-urban dairy farms in Odisha: an application of the stochastic frontier function. (2023). Agricultural Economics Research Review, 34(2), 207-215. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/AERR/article/view/140347