Production Efficiency of Broiler Farming in Thailand: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

  •  Areerat Todsadee    
  •  Hiroshi Kameyama    
  •  Kamol Ngamsomsuk    
  •  Koh-en Yamauchi    


This paper considers translog stochastic frontier model in which the effects of technical inefficiency are defined by the Battese and Coelli model, which imposed a common temporal pattern upon all broiler farms. In this study, efficiency score of broiler farms in northern Thailand were estimated. The goal of this paper was to analyze variations in the production and technical inefficiencies of Thai broiler farms in the northern region. The results showed that feed, bird stocks, operating costs, and other costs were important factors to broiler output in the Chiang Mai Province. It also showed that the socio-economic situation of farmers appears to have effect technical efficiency at the farm level. The results suggest that, there is opportunity to improve broiler production in the region by adopting appropriate management practices.

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