Allan Barber

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
15th Jan 19, 5:39pm
Allan Barber says if 2018 was full of unexpected developments and uncertainties, 2019 is likely to be even more challenging
Allan Barber says if 2018 was full of unexpected developments and uncertainties, 2019 is likely to be even more challenging
15th Jan 19, 5:39pm
19th Dec 18, 8:26am
Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019
Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019
19th Dec 18, 8:26am
5th Dec 18, 3:58pm
With a good balance sheet, Alliance is repositioning itself to capture better margins from its $1.6 bln in revenue, a goal that wasn't achieved in its last year's results. Its promise is in the future
With a good balance sheet, Alliance is repositioning itself to capture better margins from its $1.6 bln in revenue, a goal that wasn't achieved in its last year's results. Its promise is in the future
5th Dec 18, 3:58pm
21st Nov 18, 8:47am
Allan Barber says the inescapable conclusion is that it is the ownership structure, not board composition, inhibiting Fonterra from reaching its true potential
Allan Barber says the inescapable conclusion is that it is the ownership structure, not board composition, inhibiting Fonterra from reaching its true potential
21st Nov 18, 8:47am
10th Nov 18, 9:57am
Allan Barber reports the 'Taste Pure Nature' brand is almost ready to roll out in two key California cities, and Shanghai. The target is the conscious foodie consumer group; the goal is sustained up-sized returns
Allan Barber reports the 'Taste Pure Nature' brand is almost ready to roll out in two key California cities, and Shanghai. The target is the conscious foodie consumer group; the goal is sustained up-sized returns
10th Nov 18, 9:57am
27th Oct 18, 10:16am
Allan Barber sees silly procurement competition as the bane of the meat industry, distorting signals to producers, and roiling industry sustainability
Allan Barber sees silly procurement competition as the bane of the meat industry, distorting signals to producers, and roiling industry sustainability
27th Oct 18, 10:16am
28th Sep 18, 11:47am
Allan Barber reviews how sheep and beef farmers can meet their industry environmental targets, through individual and group actions, responsive to key data
Allan Barber reviews how sheep and beef farmers can meet their industry environmental targets, through individual and group actions, responsive to key data
28th Sep 18, 11:47am

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