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Although demand from all red meat markets seems to be firing at the same time, supply chain logistics and pandemic risks are taking the shine off this demand, and unsettling the prospects for 2022
21st Dec 21, 9:43am
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Although demand from all red meat markets seems to be firing at the same time, supply chain logistics and pandemic risks are taking the shine off this demand, and unsettling the prospects for 2022
Allan Barber assesses the financial health of the red meat sector by running his rule over a declining set of public annual reports. Alliance Group is the latest one, and it shows an improving trend
14th Dec 21, 10:38am
Allan Barber assesses the financial health of the red meat sector by running his rule over a declining set of public annual reports. Alliance Group is the latest one, and it shows an improving trend
Allan Barber says nothing will be easy for the foreseeable future for red meat processors, prices will struggle to match the last 12 months, but exporters know that tension in the China market means alternatives are crucial
1st Dec 20, 9:05am
Allan Barber says nothing will be easy for the foreseeable future for red meat processors, prices will struggle to match the last 12 months, but exporters know that tension in the China market means alternatives are crucial
The New Zealand meat industry is a positive case study of how to operate in a COVID world, contrasting sharply with many of our rivals observes Allan Barber
27th Aug 20, 2:01pm
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The New Zealand meat industry is a positive case study of how to operate in a COVID world, contrasting sharply with many of our rivals observes Allan Barber
Brand cooperation is having a major impact, with the ultimate prize of New Zealand red meat being successfully promoted to the world as a high value, healthy and sustainable protein now a realistic prospect
23rd Jun 20, 8:47am
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Brand cooperation is having a major impact, with the ultimate prize of New Zealand red meat being successfully promoted to the world as a high value, healthy and sustainable protein now a realistic prospect
The pandemic shock to consumers is changing their meat buying habits very quickly and our processors are moving rapidly to respond to a significantly different 'new normal', reports Allan Barber
20th May 20, 10:12am
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The pandemic shock to consumers is changing their meat buying habits very quickly and our processors are moving rapidly to respond to a significantly different 'new normal', reports Allan Barber
Allan Barber sees a clear divide between meat processors who have and haven't taken the COVID-19 wage subsidy, one that comes down to philosophy as much as economics
6th May 20, 9:04am
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Allan Barber sees a clear divide between meat processors who have and haven't taken the COVID-19 wage subsidy, one that comes down to philosophy as much as economics
Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
15th Jan 20, 9:13am
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Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
19th Sep 19, 8:51am
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Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
Larger numbers of dairy beef cattle are being raised, chasing the growing China meat appetite. Many factors suggest that not only can markets take the higher volumes, competition will keep prices up
12th Jun 19, 9:15am
Larger numbers of dairy beef cattle are being raised, chasing the growing China meat appetite. Many factors suggest that not only can markets take the higher volumes, competition will keep prices up
Allan Barber surveys the practical Brexit risk for our meat trade and finds it is too soon to panic; we must keep talking to trading partners, hold our breath and wait
14th Feb 19, 9:49am
Allan Barber surveys the practical Brexit risk for our meat trade and finds it is too soon to panic; we must keep talking to trading partners, hold our breath and wait
Allan Barber watches quota entitlements as a gauge of shifting meat company fortunes and market share. Rationalisation has brought a stronger meat industry even for farmers
1st Feb 18, 4:14pm
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Allan Barber watches quota entitlements as a gauge of shifting meat company fortunes and market share. Rationalisation has brought a stronger meat industry even for farmers
Suppliers face offers from fewer, stronger, nimble processors, focused on doing a few things really well, and responding to changes in consumer trends. There are positive options
9th Dec 17, 8:58am
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Suppliers face offers from fewer, stronger, nimble processors, focused on doing a few things really well, and responding to changes in consumer trends. There are positive options
Allan Barber reviews the potential for our meat trade with China. The keys include the integrity of the cold chain, building deep relationships with Chinese counterparts. The prize is a market that takes a third of our proiduction in just a few years
27th Sep 17, 9:06am
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Allan Barber reviews the potential for our meat trade with China. The keys include the integrity of the cold chain, building deep relationships with Chinese counterparts. The prize is a market that takes a third of our proiduction in just a few years
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
16th Sep 17, 10:15am
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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
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: All set for a good drop of lambs if the spring weather holds and winds dry things out
5th Sep 17, 2:12pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: All set for a good drop of lambs if the spring weather holds and winds dry things out
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
28th Aug 17, 4:55pm
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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
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Competition strong for winter prime stock as deer sector heralds success in developing new markets and product lines
27th Jun 17, 12:07pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Competition strong for winter prime stock as deer sector heralds success in developing new markets and product lines
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The spring heralds early velvet and good lamb survival, but again unsustainable sheep meat returns
6th Sep 16, 4:21pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The spring heralds early velvet and good lamb survival, but again unsustainable sheep meat returns
AFFCO shines as it gains support from farmers by focusing on efficiency and market success, winning it additional quota allocation
4th Feb 16, 10:56am
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AFFCO shines as it gains support from farmers by focusing on efficiency and market success, winning it additional quota allocation
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Sheep farmers very disappointed at early lamb returns
24th Nov 15, 4:11pm
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The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Sheep farmers very disappointed at early lamb returns
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Processing record for SFF beef and its quality programme nets a big US importer
18th Aug 15, 12:02pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Processing record for SFF beef and its quality programme nets a big US importer
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Wool at yearly highs but China's domination could make prices volatile
11th Aug 15, 2:58pm
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Wool at yearly highs but China's domination could make prices volatile
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Very soft lamb market flies under the radar but will expose the need for red meat reforms
23rd Jun 15, 11:58am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Very soft lamb market flies under the radar but will expose the need for red meat reforms
Allan Barber sees little sign of enthusiasm among the meat processors for taking up MIE report recommendations
15th Apr 15, 12:01pm
Allan Barber sees little sign of enthusiasm among the meat processors for taking up MIE report recommendations