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Rates of adoption and compliance in dairy farming

Publication date:  May 2017
Publication reference number:  CR 270

This paper looks at the rate at which dairy farmers adopt new technological practices. Two hundred farmers were surveyed at random and asked about the complexity and relative advantage of various farm practices, and how long it took these farmers to try and adopt them. The ideas and methods used could be applied to any agricultural industry in any region to predict uptake rates of new technology.