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Title: An Econometric Study of Some Factors Affecting Raw Milk Production in Specialized Dairy Farms in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Mohammad H. AI-Qunaibet
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Journal of King Saud University. Agricultural Sciences
Abstract: This paper studies the effects of some of the factors affecting the production of raw milk, using a cross section sample of 25 specialized dairy farms in Saudi Arabia. A logarithmic model was used to describe the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The dependent variable was used in two forms: quantity of raw milk produced, and value of raw milk produced. The independent variables were: labor and administration costs, feed costs, and other costs. Empirical results showed that all independent variables were positively and significantly affecting the dependent variable in both forms, with feed costs being the most important variable affecting raw milk production followed by labor and administration costs and other costs, respectively. These three independent variables explained 93% and 90% of the changes in the quantity and value of raw milk produced, respectively. Estimating the economies of size through the cost elasticity produced a value of 0.69 which was significant at the 0.1 % level meaning that this farm sector enjoys economies of size
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10202
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