ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4
Written by Rodica CHETROIU

The present paper presents the evolution of dairy cows holdings dimensional structure during 2010-2016, based on the operational statistical information, also comparing the economic indicators of the farms of different sizes. Romania's agriculture is one of great diversity in terms of farm structure, production methods and technologies used. This diversity reflects climatic conditions, topography and the evolution of socio-economic environment. The results of the study indicate that total number of dairy cows increased by about 1% during the study period, while the number of cows' holdings decreased by 20.6%, demonstrating a higher concentration of the flocks. At structural level, most holdings are represented by 1-2 head households, and the farms with 100 heads are the fewest. Structural dynamics is positive, because the holdings with 1-2 heads decreased from 87.27% in 2010 to 83.72% in 2016, while farms with more than 100 heads increased from 0.04% to 0.07%. At the level of economic indicators, the farms with larger flocks get higher economic outcomes than the small ones, due to the possibility of using high-tech technologies, access to various support programs, stronger position on the market, and capitalization of economic results.

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