This research briefing explores productivity in the milk production and processing sectors. A productivity index of the two sectors was derived using input and output data from the Farm Account Survey and the Milk Utilisation Survey.
Between 2000 and 2010, productivity and the rate of technology uptake fell in the dairy production sector. In the milk processing sector, overall productivity fell slightly during this period, whereas technical change and efficiency change increased, indicating improving uptake of technologies. To download the briefing please go to the download area of the website.
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2013: Comparing productivity in the milk production and processing sectors