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The Effect of Multiple Component Pricing Sytem on Productivity and Technical Efficiency of Ontario Dairy Farms

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dc.contributor.advisor Hailu, Getu
dc.contributor.author Deng, Kaiyuan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-08T15:05:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-08T15:05:42Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-09-07
dc.date.created 2021-08-31
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26365
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of milk compositional pricing policy reforms (i.e., component pricing change, solids-non-fat to butterfat ratio standard, and Class 6/7 milk class pricing policy) on the technical efficiency and milk and milk components productivity of Ontario dairy farms using the Ontario Dairy Farm Accounting Project (ODFAP) data. In this study, a stochastic input distance function is estimated to assess the technical inefficiency of the sample farms. Results indicate that the component pricing change had a positive effect on the technical inefficiency of dairy farms. A fixed-effect panel regression model estimated the effect of the change in policies towards dairy farm productivity (i.e., milk yield per cow, protein yield per cow, and butterfat yield per cow). Therefore, the results indicate that the SNF: BF ratio standard had a positive effect on milk yield, protein yield, and butterfat yield per cow. However, the Class 6/7 milk class pricing policy had negative effects on milk and butterfat productivity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject Milk en_US
dc.subject compositional pricing policy reforms en_US
dc.subject Ontario Dairy Farm Accounting Project en_US
dc.subject Technical efficiency en_US
dc.subject Milk yield en_US
dc.subject Protein yield en_US
dc.subject Butterfat yield en_US
dc.title The Effect of Multiple Component Pricing Sytem on Productivity and Technical Efficiency of Ontario Dairy Farms en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en_US


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