Does intensification improve the economic efficiency of dairy farms?

  title={Does intensification improve the economic efficiency of dairy farms?},
  author={Angel J. Salazar Alvarez and Julio del Corral and Daniel Solis and Jorge A. P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={91 9},
In recent decades, the dairy sector has shown a global tendency toward intensification. This structural change may have significant effects on farm efficiency and, consequently, on the economic results of the farms. The goal of this study was to offer an empirical analysis of the effect of intensification on dairy farming. To do this, we first classified a sample of dairy farms according to their level of intensification by using a cluster analysis. We then estimated independent stochastic cost… CONTINUE READING

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