Focus op economie en arbeidsefficiëntie : verschillen tussen meer en minder succesvolle groeiers in de melkveehouderij : deelrapport 2 van het project "Groeien in rendement" = Focus on economy and labor efficiency : differences between more and less successful expanding dairy farms : report part 2 of the project "Expansion with financial return"

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Within the Dutch dairy farm sector, farms are growing almost continuously in size. Each year new farms start developing and carrying out a growth plan. A growth plan requires investments. The return of these investments is different for each plan. This study dealt with the causes of these differences. The study was done with data on two groups of eight farms. The first group combined growth with a large increase in economic performance, while the results in the second group showed a strong decrease. Key question of the study was: what are the causes of the differences in economic performance in growth between these two groups?
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages51
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • dairy farming
  • dairy farms
  • farm development
  • economic growth
  • farm income
  • competitive ability
  • returns

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