Allan Barber

1st Mar 21, 11:21am
Allan Barber points out that if we adopt a prescriptive state plan for livestock production, it will be a slippery slope for many other industries too, driving increasing distortions and away from essential consumer demand signals
Allan Barber points out that if we adopt a prescriptive state plan for livestock production, it will be a slippery slope for many other industries too, driving increasing distortions and away from essential consumer demand signals
1st Mar 21, 11:21am
12th Feb 21, 9:29am
Allan Barber finds long-standing grading meat grading systems are still widely used even as individual processors respond and tailor their own standards to specific market requirements
Allan Barber finds long-standing grading meat grading systems are still widely used even as individual processors respond and tailor their own standards to specific market requirements
12th Feb 21, 9:29am
27th Jan 21, 9:46am
Allan Barber sees progress on updating trade deals with the EU and the UK as priorities, even though NZ has many other options and some of which may be better
Allan Barber sees progress on updating trade deals with the EU and the UK as priorities, even though NZ has many other options and some of which may be better
27th Jan 21, 9:46am
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
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
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
11th Nov 20, 9:31am
Allan Barber reports on two weeks touring the upper part of the South Island, observing a new normal a lot like the old one, but with farmers fearful of new regulation and handicapped by a lack of workers
Allan Barber reports on two weeks touring the upper part of the South Island, observing a new normal a lot like the old one, but with farmers fearful of new regulation and handicapped by a lack of workers
11th Nov 20, 9:31am
2nd Nov 20, 3:55pm
Among the many trade negotiations New Zealand is involved with at present, the positions of the UK and EU are particularly frustrating for our negotiators and put market access at risk
Among the many trade negotiations New Zealand is involved with at present, the positions of the UK and EU are particularly frustrating for our negotiators and put market access at risk
2nd Nov 20, 3:55pm
15th Oct 20, 9:03am
Allan Barber reports that for the rural sector, 'good intentions' by most parties are backed up either thin, superficial, or counterproductive policy ideas, few of which will appeal to farmers, or achieve those 'good intentions'
Allan Barber reports that for the rural sector, 'good intentions' by most parties are backed up either thin, superficial, or counterproductive policy ideas, few of which will appeal to farmers, or achieve those 'good intentions'
15th Oct 20, 9:03am
22nd Sep 20, 4:42pm
Allan Barber reports on B+LNZ's research into regenerative agriculture's opportunity for New Zealand, given that we have had a natural headstart, and big corporate support
Allan Barber reports on B+LNZ's research into regenerative agriculture's opportunity for New Zealand, given that we have had a natural headstart, and big corporate support
22nd Sep 20, 4:42pm
11th Sep 20, 9:44am
Allan Barber investigates why our health outcomes have got worse despite a clear move of most people towards the official guidance of eating less saturated fats. Is that guidance flawed?
Allan Barber investigates why our health outcomes have got worse despite a clear move of most people towards the official guidance of eating less saturated fats. Is that guidance flawed?
11th Sep 20, 9:44am
27th Aug 20, 2:01pm
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
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
12th Aug 20, 1:41pm
Allan Barber says agriculture assumes even more importance now as the one remaining working piston in the export engine - which makes it essential for the Government to encourage and support the sector
Allan Barber says agriculture assumes even more importance now as the one remaining working piston in the export engine - which makes it essential for the Government to encourage and support the sector
12th Aug 20, 1:41pm
29th Jul 20, 10:11am
Allan Barber reviews two alternate visions for the primary sector, finding the Koi Tu reports "a masterpiece of practical clarity" with a "clear endorsement ... of the central role of the primary industries and growers in wealth creation and jobs"
Allan Barber reviews two alternate visions for the primary sector, finding the Koi Tu reports "a masterpiece of practical clarity" with a "clear endorsement ... of the central role of the primary industries and growers in wealth creation and jobs"
29th Jul 20, 10:11am
17th Apr 20, 3:45pm
Allan Barber offers some more detail and context around the very good profit result from newly debt-free Silver Fern Farms - and he sees it on track to power on from here
Allan Barber offers some more detail and context around the very good profit result from newly debt-free Silver Fern Farms - and he sees it on track to power on from here
17th Apr 20, 3:45pm
11th Apr 20, 9:51am
Allan Barber says that with Chinese shoppers switching from pork to beef and buying more online, sheep and beef farmers can be pleased they are producing product which the world still values
Allan Barber says that with Chinese shoppers switching from pork to beef and buying more online, sheep and beef farmers can be pleased they are producing product which the world still values
11th Apr 20, 9:51am
10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
26th Mar 20, 10:07am
Allan Barber sees the intricately interwoven global supply chains having to develop a whole new way of interacting with their customer base to survive. But our rural products will be in better shape than most
Allan Barber sees the intricately interwoven global supply chains having to develop a whole new way of interacting with their customer base to survive. But our rural products will be in better shape than most
26th Mar 20, 10:07am
12th Mar 20, 7:07pm
March will be a crucial month in which it will become clear whether or not the spread of Covid-19 can be contained. Allan Barber says this one fact will determine whether the global economy can avoid recession and return to growth
March will be a crucial month in which it will become clear whether or not the spread of Covid-19 can be contained. Allan Barber says this one fact will determine whether the global economy can avoid recession and return to growth
12th Mar 20, 7:07pm
13th Feb 20, 10:51am
Allan Barber sees the UK moving into a period of uncertainty as it tries to set up new trade deals with a range of partners and 'friends' who try to take advantage of their weakened negotiating position
Allan Barber sees the UK moving into a period of uncertainty as it tries to set up new trade deals with a range of partners and 'friends' who try to take advantage of their weakened negotiating position
13th Feb 20, 10:51am
29th Jan 20, 10:12am
Allan Barber sees a new decade with an unprecedented set of challenges which some farmers may decide they can’t handle. Others will welcome the challenge and have a strong desire to prove they can thrive
Allan Barber sees a new decade with an unprecedented set of challenges which some farmers may decide they can’t handle. Others will welcome the challenge and have a strong desire to prove they can thrive
29th Jan 20, 10:12am
17th Apr 19, 1:49pm
A laser focus on one key test market for an important new meat origin brand has the support of farmers and processors, targeting high income conscious foodies
A laser focus on one key test market for an important new meat origin brand has the support of farmers and processors, targeting high income conscious foodies
17th Apr 19, 1:49pm
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1st Apr 19, 9:54am
Strongly capitalised rural processing businesses prove to be much more resilient than cooperatives who struggle to balance supplier payouts with building retained earnings
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Strongly capitalised rural processing businesses prove to be much more resilient than cooperatives who struggle to balance supplier payouts with building retained earnings
1st Apr 19, 9:54am
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
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
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 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
30th Jan 19, 9:20am
Allan Barber says the answer to the faster pace of market change signals is to keep things simple, while keeping an open mind. Consumers may be 'king' but they are fickle and what they do is often different to what they say
Allan Barber says the answer to the faster pace of market change signals is to keep things simple, while keeping an open mind. Consumers may be 'king' but they are fickle and what they do is often different to what they say
30th Jan 19, 9:20am

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