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Mike Petersen

The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
29th Jun 21, 9:50am
The future of B+LNZ to be decided by referendum votes now underway. At issue is whether it, Dairy NZ and Federated Farmers need to be separate organisations. Voting closes on July 9
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
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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 reports on the red meat sector's views of the future, and their place in the food chain - including being "really bold to get ahead of the game on climate and environmental change" - while staying science-based
5th Aug 19, 4:49pm
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Allan Barber reports on the red meat sector's views of the future, and their place in the food chain - including being "really bold to get ahead of the game on climate and environmental change" - while staying science-based
Allan Barber reports the annual red meat sector gathering found little evidence of a disheartened industry, plenty who are optimistic, chasing ways to improve performance across the whole industry chain
3rd Aug 16, 9:46am
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Allan Barber reports the annual red meat sector gathering found little evidence of a disheartened industry, plenty who are optimistic, chasing ways to improve performance across the whole industry chain
Allan Barber says the UK referendum opens a can of worms, and it opens some opportunities
7th Jul 16, 10:20pm
Allan Barber says the UK referendum opens a can of worms, and it opens some opportunities
In a world increasingly sceptical about trade agreements and more focused on short term patch-protection, it will be our food safety systems that will keep access open for our food exports
28th Apr 16, 2:21pm
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In a world increasingly sceptical about trade agreements and more focused on short term patch-protection, it will be our food safety systems that will keep access open for our food exports
The Sheep Deer and Cattle report: Minimise the stress should be the goal in calf and fawn weaning
12th Mar 14, 3:38pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle report: Minimise the stress should be the goal in calf and fawn weaning
Allan Barber says MIE should stop trying to get financial support to achieve the impossible; rather it should set realistic goals
5th Mar 14, 12:14pm
Allan Barber says MIE should stop trying to get financial support to achieve the impossible; rather it should set realistic goals
Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Venison demand weak in Europe and beef and pelt processing downsizing
1st Oct 13, 3:37pm
Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Venison demand weak in Europe and beef and pelt processing downsizing
The Weekly Livestock Report: Balmy early spring conditions tainted by food safety scare
7th Aug 13, 10:58am
The Weekly Livestock Report: Balmy early spring conditions tainted by food safety scare
Mike Petersen takes on the Special Agriculture Trade Envoy role
27th Jun 13, 2:08pm
Mike Petersen takes on the Special Agriculture Trade Envoy role
The Weekly Livestock Report: Venison prices stay down, dairy milk contracts trialed, and good lifts seen in NI store lambs
30th Apr 13, 2:13pm
The Weekly Livestock Report: Venison prices stay down, dairy milk contracts trialed, and good lifts seen in NI store lambs
As the MIE meetings push ahead, the gritty issues of commitment, loyalty and trust remain to be addressed and accepted, especially by non-attendees
29th Apr 13, 6:04pm
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As the MIE meetings push ahead, the gritty issues of commitment, loyalty and trust remain to be addressed and accepted, especially by non-attendees
Sheep and beef farmers support PGP collaboration programme, result cheered by Fed Farmers
14th Mar 13, 12:16pm
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Sheep and beef farmers support PGP collaboration programme, result cheered by Fed Farmers
Allan Barber says meat companies must address industry inefficiencies if farmers vote to spend their money on collaboration programme. Your view?
11th Mar 13, 5:26pm
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Allan Barber says meat companies must address industry inefficiencies if farmers vote to spend their money on collaboration programme. Your view?
Bruce Wills says Fed Farmers are genuinely impressed by what is being proposed for sections 6 and 7 in the RMA "where wording makes a world of difference". Your view?
9th Mar 13, 1:17pm
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Bruce Wills says Fed Farmers are genuinely impressed by what is being proposed for sections 6 and 7 in the RMA "where wording makes a world of difference". Your view?
The red meat sector reviews its results in push for better returns
9th May 12, 3:24pm
The red meat sector reviews its results in push for better returns
Allan Barber shows why the differences between the processors and B&LNZ are more apparent than real. Is he right?
26th Apr 12, 5:24pm
Allan Barber shows why the differences between the processors and B&LNZ are more apparent than real. Is he right?
BusinessDesk: NZ beef exporters track global market response to mad cow find in US
26th Apr 12, 12:41pm
BusinessDesk: NZ beef exporters track global market response to mad cow find in US
Will issues of trust and the environment hold us back from getting our share of international sales? Your view?
7th Apr 12, 11:38am
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Will issues of trust and the environment hold us back from getting our share of international sales? Your view?
Farmers assert their independence from big meat processors. Allan Barber looks at the factors behind the decisive votes. Your view?
13th Mar 12, 11:43am
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Farmers assert their independence from big meat processors. Allan Barber looks at the factors behind the decisive votes. Your view?
Opinion: Allan Barber examines what is behind the Cooper resignation from B&LNZ and the broader meat industry issues. Your view?
28th Feb 12, 5:41pm
Opinion: Allan Barber examines what is behind the Cooper resignation from B&LNZ and the broader meat industry issues. Your view?
Opinion: Has Keith Cooper lost patience with both suppliers and processors who don’t see things the way he does?
20th Feb 12, 9:11am
Opinion: Has Keith Cooper lost patience with both suppliers and processors who don’t see things the way he does?
Red meat industry mulls globalDairyTrade type commodity trading platform
6th Oct 11, 10:58am
Red meat industry mulls globalDairyTrade type commodity trading platform
On farm lamb sales and stock trader role queried
22nd Dec 10, 1:52pm
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On farm lamb sales and stock trader role queried