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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 14 | Page No.: 1455-1460
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1455.1460
 
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A Comparison of DEA, DFA and SFA Methods using Data from Caspian Cattle Feedlot Farms

Ahmad Ghorbani, Alireza Amirteimoori and Houshang Dehghanzadeh

Abstract:
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a non parametric data analytic technique that is extensively used by various research communities. In this study, we investigate the relative operating efficiencies of a set of cattle feedlot farm in Iran. The study analyses the technical efficiency the Caspian cattle feedlot farms over the periods 2007-2008. Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA) and Data Frontier Analysis (DFA) indicate a generally low level of technical efficiency with significant inefficiency differences among farms. Specially, the econometric results suggests that stochastic frontier model generates lower technical efficiency estimates than parametric and nonparametric deterministic models, while parametric deterministic frontier model yields lower estimates than the nonparametric model DEA.
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How to cite this article:

Ahmad Ghorbani, Alireza Amirteimoori and Houshang Dehghanzadeh, 2010. A Comparison of DEA, DFA and SFA Methods using Data from Caspian Cattle Feedlot Farms. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 1455-1460.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.1455.1460

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.1455.1460

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