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19th Jun 15, 5:18pm
Allan Barber wonders if the Government has learned its lesson over the 'farcical' Gulf States Agrihub venture
Allan Barber wonders if the Government has learned its lesson over the 'farcical' Gulf States Agrihub venture
19th Jun 15, 5:18pm
13th Jun 15, 10:37am
Easy to say, hard to do: add value to our agricultural output. How do we build our 'powerhouses' with the 7 key attributes in their DNA
Easy to say, hard to do: add value to our agricultural output. How do we build our 'powerhouses' with the 7 key attributes in their DNA
13th Jun 15, 10:37am
30th May 15, 9:38am
Allan Barber takes a brief look back at how meat schedules were set in the time taxpayers underpinned farmer incomes
Allan Barber takes a brief look back at how meat schedules were set in the time taxpayers underpinned farmer incomes
30th May 15, 9:38am
27th May 15, 10:42am
Allan Barber reviews the strategic and operational choices facing the Alliance Group, with its new industry-outsider CEO, David Surveyor
Allan Barber reviews the strategic and operational choices facing the Alliance Group, with its new industry-outsider CEO, David Surveyor
27th May 15, 10:42am
15th May 15, 1:50pm
Allan Barber warns of the risks in the way MPI is setting its priorities and says it risks loss of focus on food safety and biosecurity
Allan Barber warns of the risks in the way MPI is setting its priorities and says it risks loss of focus on food safety and biosecurity
15th May 15, 1:50pm
3rd May 15, 5:50pm
Allan Barber says alternate land use options are limited when all have restrained profitability at the same time. He reviews the outlook
Allan Barber says alternate land use options are limited when all have restrained profitability at the same time. He reviews the outlook
3rd May 15, 5:50pm
15th Apr 15, 12:01pm
Allan Barber sees little sign of enthusiasm among the meat processors for taking up MIE report recommendations
Allan Barber sees little sign of enthusiasm among the meat processors for taking up MIE report recommendations
15th Apr 15, 12:01pm
10th Apr 15, 11:34am
British farmers in trouble, reports Allan Barber. Financial sustainability undermined by being forced to face global forces, threatening local 'food security'
British farmers in trouble, reports Allan Barber. Financial sustainability undermined by being forced to face global forces, threatening local 'food security'
10th Apr 15, 11:34am
1st Apr 15, 5:41pm
The tide is going out on the sheep processing industry and Keith Woodford has found a processor that has been 'swimming naked'
The tide is going out on the sheep processing industry and Keith Woodford has found a processor that has been 'swimming naked'
1st Apr 15, 5:41pm
1st Apr 15, 1:00pm
MIE’s plan is heavy on production cost and efficiency analysis with a wish-list of what is desirable, but light on strategy for achieving it, says Allan Barber
MIE’s plan is heavy on production cost and efficiency analysis with a wish-list of what is desirable, but light on strategy for achieving it, says Allan Barber
1st Apr 15, 1:00pm
28th Mar 15, 12:08pm
SOE's CEO focusing on key initiatives to drive improvements and beat the commodity cycles
SOE's CEO focusing on key initiatives to drive improvements and beat the commodity cycles
28th Mar 15, 12:08pm
18th Mar 15, 12:02pm
Allan Barber reviews the major MIE report which contains some serious options for revitalising the red meat sector, but wonders whether it will lead to change
Allan Barber reviews the major MIE report which contains some serious options for revitalising the red meat sector, but wonders whether it will lead to change
18th Mar 15, 12:02pm
17th Mar 15, 12:29pm
Primary Industries Minister cautious on chances for Meat Industry Excellence proposal for Fonterra-style industry Co-op getting off the grounds
Primary Industries Minister cautious on chances for Meat Industry Excellence proposal for Fonterra-style industry Co-op getting off the grounds
17th Mar 15, 12:29pm
12th Mar 15, 6:48pm
NZTE Chairman Andrew Ferrier says meat industry needs to consolidate into Fonterra to compete globally
NZTE Chairman Andrew Ferrier says meat industry needs to consolidate into Fonterra to compete globally
12th Mar 15, 6:48pm
28th Feb 15, 11:10am
Allan Barber looks at the recent changes at ANZCO Foods and the new path Itoham Foods is taking them
Allan Barber looks at the recent changes at ANZCO Foods and the new path Itoham Foods is taking them
28th Feb 15, 11:10am
20th Feb 15, 1:47pm
Allan Barber takes on John McCarthy again ... arguing that seasons and market conditions make a much bigger contribution to price variability than ownership structures
Allan Barber takes on John McCarthy again ... arguing that seasons and market conditions make a much bigger contribution to price variability than ownership structures
20th Feb 15, 1:47pm
12th Feb 15, 4:10pm
Allan Barber says that fast changing market conditions are behind the fall in all red meat prices and they would be faced by any industry structure
Allan Barber says that fast changing market conditions are behind the fall in all red meat prices and they would be faced by any industry structure
12th Feb 15, 4:10pm
8th Feb 15, 4:31pm
Farmers to cut back spending plans and increase debt in response to latest global forces buffeting the industry, according to Federated Farmers survey
Farmers to cut back spending plans and increase debt in response to latest global forces buffeting the industry, according to Federated Farmers survey
8th Feb 15, 4:31pm
5th Dec 14, 3:03pm
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Rabobank survey sees a reversal in fortunes, with sheep and beef farmers markedly bullish while dairy farmers are the least optimistic
Rabobank survey sees a reversal in fortunes, with sheep and beef farmers markedly bullish while dairy farmers are the least optimistic
5th Dec 14, 3:03pm
9th Oct 14, 5:28pm
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Rick Powdrell urges all sheep farmers to vote in the Wool Levy Referendum, joining the 43% who have already done so
Rick Powdrell urges all sheep farmers to vote in the Wool Levy Referendum, joining the 43% who have already done so
9th Oct 14, 5:28pm
8th Oct 14, 8:00am
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Rick Powdrell points out that New Zealand farming is not a one-trick pony and that it is now the time for sheep and beef farmers to shine
Rick Powdrell points out that New Zealand farming is not a one-trick pony and that it is now the time for sheep and beef farmers to shine
8th Oct 14, 8:00am
19th Sep 14, 2:34pm
Allan Barber describes where MIE are at trying to improve 'a bad system', but suspects what we have is 'the best there is'
Allan Barber describes where MIE are at trying to improve 'a bad system', but suspects what we have is 'the best there is'
19th Sep 14, 2:34pm
17th Sep 14, 1:54pm
Allan Barber is concerned about an industry inability to agree on an effective country-of-origin promotion strategy
Allan Barber is concerned about an industry inability to agree on an effective country-of-origin promotion strategy
17th Sep 14, 1:54pm
13th Sep 14, 11:01am
Allan Barber likes what Federated Farmers is focusing on for the rural sector. The importance of bees and the core role science plays are key issues he says
Allan Barber likes what Federated Farmers is focusing on for the rural sector. The importance of bees and the core role science plays are key issues he says
13th Sep 14, 11:01am
5th Sep 14, 12:20pm
Voting for the proposed wool levy will start soon. Allan Barber assesses the arguments on both sides of the debate
Voting for the proposed wool levy will start soon. Allan Barber assesses the arguments on both sides of the debate
5th Sep 14, 12:20pm

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