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19 May 17, 11:33am
With throughput down by more than a half in the past seven years, keeping the Ashburton plant open has ceased to be a viable option for Silver Fern Farms, explains Allan Barber
17 May 17, 12:51pm
Allan Barber doubts British farmers can adapt their farm practices, increase productivity and apply technology, open up new markets and make the necessary significant land use changes to survive Brexit
10 May 17, 2:25pm
Allan Barber looks at the dire state of British farming and concludes, we don't know how lucky we are
4 May 17, 11:08am
Allan Barber warns of "a hell of a shame" if New Zealand’s reputation was destroyed by farmers, agents and processors succumbing to the temptation to sell and buy out-of-specification product from saleyards
19 Apr 17, 8:44am
Allan Barber reviews a cross-party review of how to achieve climate targets, one that will entail a difficult transition for rural economies
12 Apr 17, 11:43am
The collapse of the Chinese takeover offer leaves the Invercargill meat processor in a tough spot says Allan Barber, and shareholders face 'disappointing results'
6 Apr 17, 9:50am
In identifying carcase quality, Allan Barber says the more cautious New Zealand approach appears to offer farmers better value than an expensive industry investment in an unproven technology to be adopted in Australia
30 Mar 17, 9:51am
Trade agreements for red meat exports are gaining momentum with 'progress' in China, Iran and Indonesia reports Allan Barber
8 Mar 17, 11:03am
Allan Barber assesses the changing meat industry employment landscape and the role of the MWU, seeing a slow improvement despite some recent bumps with Talleys
22 Feb 17, 10:52am
Beef+Lamb NZ is about to launch a new comprehensive strategy that includes building credibility for our red meat with consumers in competition with other forms of protein
9 Feb 17, 8:39am
Allan Barber reviews how large the risk is to New Zealand's beef trade with the USA if the Trump Administration ends the current favourable quota access
27 Jan 17, 9:38am
Allan Barber says SFF needs to bed down its new shareholding, take advantage of its improved balance sheet, and convince its suppliers to stay with it
19 Jan 17, 4:51pm
Allan Barber reviews Silver Fern Farms latest financial results. He puts his microscope on the company's optimistic outlook
12 Jan 17, 10:32am
Allan Barber shows there is no easy route to higher levels of farm profitability as the dark outlook for EU and UK farmers shows. NZ farmers will find it hard to duck global trends
23 Dec 16, 2:12pm
Allan Barber finds we are looking at dramatically increased uncertainty in 2017, where change is certain, but also a time where the bold will prosper
7 Dec 16, 8:12am
Allan Barber finds the Kiwi way toward higher farmer incomes ignores what has worked in other countries, locking us out of hugely successful alliances and profit models
2 Dec 16, 12:29pm
Allan Barber looks closer at the financial results of the Alliance Group and finds plenty of operating improvement, but the profit gains touted look minor given the size of their business
23 Nov 16, 10:02am
Allan Barber finds the meat industry needing to adapt to unexpected changes in it export market prospects, yet still convert grass to payments to farmers fast. He sees increased challenges
12 Nov 16, 8:38am
An aggressive efficiency program has brought a dramatic reduction in debt, lower operating costs, and better customer engagement. Alliance is in its best shape in years
9 Nov 16, 8:02am
In disbanding MIE fires shots at everyone else over its failure to bring the change it sought. But the industry has changed substantially in other ways. Will farm-gate returns rise?
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