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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
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
Almost half of all farms are in the Farm Assurance Programme, with early signs both farmers and processors are pleased with the rollout. The project is an essential tool in support of Taste Pure Nature
28th Feb 19, 10:04am
Almost half of all farms are in the Farm Assurance Programme, with early signs both farmers and processors are pleased with the rollout. The project is an essential tool in support of Taste Pure Nature
Allan Barber reviews Blue Sky Meats chequered performance, this year a rare profit. Is this the turnaround that they need to justify the farmer loyalty they have enjoyed?
13th Jul 18, 10:51am
Allan Barber reviews Blue Sky Meats chequered performance, this year a rare profit. Is this the turnaround that they need to justify the farmer loyalty they have enjoyed?
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
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: At last a plan to improve coarse wools quality and value, as Japan increases tariffs to make our beef uncompetitive
8th Aug 17, 2:45pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: At last a plan to improve coarse wools quality and value, as Japan increases tariffs to make our beef uncompetitive
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: More signs of strain by processors with reduced lamb throughput but prices for saleyard prime lambs reached $184/head
2nd Aug 17, 3:09pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: More signs of strain by processors with reduced lamb throughput but prices for saleyard prime lambs reached $184/head
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Lamb schedules keep on rising as does demand for in calf beef heifers and cows 
16th May 17, 2:47pm
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The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Lamb schedules keep on rising as does demand for in calf beef heifers and cows 
The collapse of the Chinese takeover offer leaves the Invercargill meat processor in a tough spot says Allan Barber, and shareholders face 'disappointing results'
12th 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'
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive sheep market news and plentiful feed, improves farmer confidence
28th Mar 17, 9:28am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive sheep market news and plentiful feed, improves farmer confidence
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Easter chilled volumes of lamb prove hard to achieve, as weaner beef and deer sales start
28th Feb 17, 12:12pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Easter chilled volumes of lamb prove hard to achieve, as weaner beef and deer sales start
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Good rains up north but central South Island sizzles as unsold wool stocks grow
21st Feb 17, 2:36pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Good rains up north but central South Island sizzles as unsold wool stocks grow
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Further despair at wool auction but demand for Easter chilled lamb is strong
7th Feb 17, 1:57pm
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The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Further despair at wool auction but demand for Easter chilled lamb is strong
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Wool prices continue to fall with big discounts for poorer quality lots
31st Jan 17, 1:43pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Wool prices continue to fall with big discounts for poorer quality lots
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Feed everywhere now but profitable trading options are few
22nd Nov 16, 3:35pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Feed everywhere now but profitable trading options are few
The Sheep Deer and cattle Report: Velvet sales slow to start amid a week of global and domestic uncertainty
15th Nov 16, 2:57pm
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The Sheep Deer and cattle Report: Velvet sales slow to start amid a week of global and domestic uncertainty
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Sharp spring schedule lifts for all products but processors warn they may be short lived
4th Oct 16, 11:29am
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Sharp spring schedule lifts for all products but processors warn they may be short lived
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
26th Jul 16, 3:34pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
Allan Barber says next season will be murky for farmers, processors, or exporters as the risks pile up even though in the longer term, the fundamentals are positive
21st Jul 16, 11:44am
Allan Barber says next season will be murky for farmers, processors, or exporters as the risks pile up even though in the longer term, the fundamentals are positive
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The European game season starts well, and beef prices lift on supply shortages
21st Jul 15, 1:51pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The European game season starts well, and beef prices lift on supply shortages
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Southern snow and northern floods make winter difficult for some
7th Jul 15, 1:41pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Southern snow and northern floods make winter difficult for some
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive reports from Deer Industry initiatives for both venison and velvet
3rd Jun 15, 11:34am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Positive reports from Deer Industry initiatives for both venison and velvet
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Dry conditions see processing numbers lift as Alliance appoints a new CEO
9th Dec 14, 11:39am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Dry conditions see processing numbers lift as Alliance appoints a new CEO
Allan Barber reviews the complex issues surrounding 'foreign ownership' of rural businesses, points to ANZCO as an example of how it can work to advantage NZ
20th Aug 14, 7:46pm
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Allan Barber reviews the complex issues surrounding 'foreign ownership' of rural businesses, points to ANZCO as an example of how it can work to advantage NZ
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Some NI areas face two dry autumns in a row as prices improve
8th Apr 14, 4:48pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Some NI areas face two dry autumns in a row as prices improve
The Sheep Deer and Cattle report: Good grass greets the New Year but some prices still disappoint
7th Jan 14, 1:42pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle report: Good grass greets the New Year but some prices still disappoint