Allan Barber

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Allan Barber has held senior roles in the meat industry, as a Chief Executive (Elders Pastoral), Chief Operating Officer (AFFCO) and General Manager (Quality Packers division of LD Nathan) and marketing and export manager for other companies. He is now a business consultant advising on strategy, structure and governance in agribusiness.

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Articles by Allan Barber

20th May 20, 10:12am
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The pandemic shock to consumers is changing their meat buying habits very quickly and our processors are moving rapidly to respond to a significantly different 'new normal', reports Allan Barber
The pandemic shock to consumers is changing their meat buying habits very quickly and our processors are moving rapidly to respond to a significantly different 'new normal', reports Allan Barber
20th May 20, 10:12am
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
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
30th Apr 20, 10:19am
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The traffic lights are changing in the world's major meat markets, some have turned green, notably China, others amber, while others, notably the USA, are turning red. Overall however, our redmeat sector can still sell what it produces
The traffic lights are changing in the world's major meat markets, some have turned green, notably China, others amber, while others, notably the USA, are turning red. Overall however, our redmeat sector can still sell what it produces
30th Apr 20, 10:19am
25th Apr 20, 10:00am
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The retiring chief executive of the meat industry trade group has steered the industry from a 'sales' focus to a 'marketing' focus, allowing product allocation and rationing to ensure optimum pricing while preserving established relationships
The retiring chief executive of the meat industry trade group has steered the industry from a 'sales' focus to a 'marketing' focus, allowing product allocation and rationing to ensure optimum pricing while preserving established relationships
25th Apr 20, 10:00am
17th Apr 20, 3:45pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
15th Jan 20, 9:13am
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Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
Allan Barber reports the fall in schedule prices is a temporary transition as markets adjust to Chinese and American changes, and strong underlying demand will see them rise within months
15th Jan 20, 9:13am
11th Dec 19, 9:52am
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Allan Barber assesses progress after four years of 'transformation' at the Alliance Group and finds only modest interim gains in a period of high market demand
Allan Barber assesses progress after four years of 'transformation' at the Alliance Group and finds only modest interim gains in a period of high market demand
11th Dec 19, 9:52am
27th Nov 19, 11:50am
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Allan Barber reports the unique red meat industry marketing structure is well placed to face the perceived threat from alternative proteins. High demand and high prices are what producers are more likely to face
Allan Barber reports the unique red meat industry marketing structure is well placed to face the perceived threat from alternative proteins. High demand and high prices are what producers are more likely to face
27th Nov 19, 11:50am
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
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Allan Barber reports that from a successful long-term market building strategy, New Zealand lamb exports to the USA have now grown to exceed those to the UK
Allan Barber reports that from a successful long-term market building strategy, New Zealand lamb exports to the USA have now grown to exceed those to the UK
13th Nov 19, 9:42am
31st Oct 19, 10:02am
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Allan Barber says the growing Chinese influence poses a strategic challenge for New Zealand meat exporters
Allan Barber says the growing Chinese influence poses a strategic challenge for New Zealand meat exporters
31st Oct 19, 10:02am
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
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The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
9th Oct 19, 10:13am
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Unintended consequence: Farmers who have invested in long term fresh water remediation feel thrown under the bus with grandfathering in the Essential Freshwater policies, and now those who didn't are in a easier position to comply
Unintended consequence: Farmers who have invested in long term fresh water remediation feel thrown under the bus with grandfathering in the Essential Freshwater policies, and now those who didn't are in a easier position to comply
9th Oct 19, 10:13am
19th Sep 19, 8:51am
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Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
19th Sep 19, 8:51am
7th Sep 19, 9:10am
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Allan Barber says shifting consumer attitudes and preferences are probably a bigger threat to farming than political, unrealistic and unscientific government-imposed targets
Allan Barber says shifting consumer attitudes and preferences are probably a bigger threat to farming than political, unrealistic and unscientific government-imposed targets
7th Sep 19, 9:10am

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