Allan Barber

Articles by Allan Barber

19 Sep 17, 10:13am
Allan Barber reports there is real proof it’s worth breeding good white faced calves for the beef industry, and reducing the number of bobbies to the works
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16 Sep 17, 10:15am
Allan Barber reports that AFFCO is learning that Chinese customers are confused by western sheep meat cuts so is shipping chilled whole carcases, and getting a premium
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13 Sep 17, 9:54am
Allan Barber says that if the meat industry is serious about taking its products up-market, livestock can't be bought through third-party traders if product standards are important
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28 Aug 17, 4:55pm
Allan Barber reviews the expanding chilled meat trade to China, finding most processors with advanced plans. But Australia already has converted 7% of its trade to chilled
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16 Aug 17, 9:56am
Allan Barber sees debt, environmental restraints, land use regulation, and market forces all moving to make growth in our dairy herd unlikely in the future
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10 Aug 17, 5:24pm
Allan Barber foresees a time when red meat will be competing directly with a whole range of other proteins
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26 Jul 17, 3:20pm
Allan Barber remains sceptical of the technology push in Australia to automate carcass grading, a system that may cost them at least A$225m with benefits hard to pin down
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22 Jul 17, 10:52am
Allan Barber calls on the Auckland Council to 'grasp the nettle' to ensure the America's Cup is hosted in Auckland with an infrastructure that makes the most of the event and the years after
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19 Jul 17, 12:16pm
Allan Barber reports on how LIC has shown sizeable gains in productivity and income from targeted AI that can deliver even at peak dairy cow populations
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13 Jul 17, 8:57am
Allan Barber says the Japan - EU deal makes Japan the key player in reviving the TPP11 deal, which will always be much better than a series of bilateral agreements
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4 Jul 17, 2:15pm
High prices are expected to hold in world beef markets as big changes work their way through some producer countries, and China's appetite for beef grows
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15 Jun 17, 8:49am
Allan Barber see some huge improvements in agricultural sector fortunes from the work being done now with the Primary Growth Partnership programmes, but most of the benefits are still some way off
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31 May 17, 9:52am
Our meat industry sells its products in most export markets, but those prepared to pay what our farmers think they need is still a relatively small set, says Allan Barber
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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