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Efficiency of Resource Use in Dairy Enterprise in Karnataka


Mallu B. Deshetti and M.Y. Teggi



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 3
First page : ( 579) Last page : ( 582)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00178.5

Efficiency of Resource Use in Dairy Enterprise in Karnataka

Deshetti Mallu B.*, Teggi M.Y.
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka

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JEL Codes C22, Q18, Q12, Q29

Online published on 6 September, 2016.

The study was under taken to analyze the resource use efficiency of dairy enterprise under stall-fed condition in Karnataka. A total sample size of 68 cattle farmers were selected from Vijayapura and Bagalakote districts of Karnataka for the present study. To estimate the resource use efficiency of cattle production, Cobb Douglas production function was used. The co-efficient of multiple determinations (R2) were 0.77 and 0.82 for Vijayapura and Bagalakote districts respectively, indicating that five variables selected for the analysis have explained 77 and 82 percent variation in the total cattle production. The results of Cobb-Douglas production function revealed that miscellaneous expenses in Vijayapura and concentrate in Bagalakote have positive and highly significant (r<0.001) influence on the gross output. The result of allocative efficiency of resource use in gross output of dairy revealed that labour, medical expenditure and miscellaneous expenses in Vijayapura whereas in case of Bagalakote labour, concentrate and miscellaneous expenses were underutilized and the variables like concentrate in Vijayapura and fodder and medical expenditure in Bagalakote were over utilized.

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