Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 4
Written by Agatha POPESCU, Reta CONDEI
The paper purpose was to estimate the threshold of the average marketed milk as a starting point of profitableness growth using a sample of 6 dairy farms from the Southern Romania. The collected data belonged to the year 2013 and were processed using Grigoroiu's method. The estimated average marketed milk threshold varied between 5,506 kg per cow and year in case of F1, the maximum level and 4,719 kg per cow and year in case of F3, the minimum level. The average level for all the six dairy farms accounted for 5,059.16 kg. All the 6 farms were profitable, because they recorded a a positive difference between the real average marketed milk and the estimated profitableness threshold. The additional marketed milk varied between +88 kg per cow and year in case of the farm F2 and 1,053 kg per cow and year, the maximum difference, registered in case of the farm F4. Profit varied between Lei 123.2 per cow/year in case of the farm F2, the lowest level and Lei 1,684.8 in case of the farm F4, the highest level. As a conclusion, dairy farmers could use this useful tool to determine the average marketed milk threshold where profitableness starts growing in their own farm. In this way, they could better manage resources and mainly production costs in order to increase economic efficiency in dairy farming.