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

15th Sep 13, 1:25pm
Allan Barber says higher stock prices this year foreshadow major survivability problems for the processors
Allan Barber says higher stock prices this year foreshadow major survivability problems for the processors
15th Sep 13, 1:25pm
6th Sep 13, 10:31am
Allan Barber reports on two genetics programmes critical for improving productivity. Will farmers adopt the results?
Allan Barber reports on two genetics programmes critical for improving productivity. Will farmers adopt the results?
6th Sep 13, 10:31am
29th Aug 13, 7:59am
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Allan Barber says it wasn't company labs but Govt inspectors who got the Fonterra testing wrong
Allan Barber says it wasn't company labs but Govt inspectors who got the Fonterra testing wrong
29th Aug 13, 7:59am
21st Aug 13, 12:21pm
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Allan Barber says meat company shareholders now need to back their companies to make painful capacity cuts
Allan Barber says meat company shareholders now need to back their companies to make painful capacity cuts
21st Aug 13, 12:21pm
19th Aug 13, 9:54am
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Allan Barber welcomes the market diversification but says it is important not to let China dominate our red meat sector
Allan Barber welcomes the market diversification but says it is important not to let China dominate our red meat sector
19th Aug 13, 9:54am
6th Aug 13, 7:05pm
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Allan Barber says that Fonterra's problem ought to make those calling for one mega meat company hesitate for a moment
Allan Barber says that Fonterra's problem ought to make those calling for one mega meat company hesitate for a moment
6th Aug 13, 7:05pm
29th Jul 13, 4:52pm
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Allan Barber thinks the delays in announcing an industry-wide restructuring means the entrenched difficulties are not being overcome
Allan Barber thinks the delays in announcing an industry-wide restructuring means the entrenched difficulties are not being overcome
29th Jul 13, 4:52pm
23rd Jul 13, 7:28pm
Allan Barber wonders when a decision is due on meat industry 'reform' and what form it might take
Allan Barber wonders when a decision is due on meat industry 'reform' and what form it might take
23rd Jul 13, 7:28pm
15th Jul 13, 8:48pm
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Allan Barber is not sure it’s realistic for farmers to own the meat industry; a viable solution is simpler than that he suggests
Allan Barber is not sure it’s realistic for farmers to own the meat industry; a viable solution is simpler than that he suggests
15th Jul 13, 8:48pm
9th Jul 13, 7:00pm
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Allan Barber reports on the latest Red Meat Sector conference, but struggles to find any transforming solutions proposed
Allan Barber reports on the latest Red Meat Sector conference, but struggles to find any transforming solutions proposed
9th Jul 13, 7:00pm
1st Jul 13, 2:05pm
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Allan Barber likes the new Synlait offer and the new chance to invest in the sector. He explains why
Allan Barber likes the new Synlait offer and the new chance to invest in the sector. He explains why
1st Jul 13, 2:05pm
23rd Jun 13, 6:28pm
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Allan Barber is sceptical the MIE group can achieve its shifting goals, even though he supports their aims. He explains why
Allan Barber is sceptical the MIE group can achieve its shifting goals, even though he supports their aims. He explains why
23rd Jun 13, 6:28pm
13th Jun 13, 11:55am
Allan Barber visits Turkey and finds a unique agricultural sector that includes a large sheep flock, and a desire to enter the EU
Allan Barber visits Turkey and finds a unique agricultural sector that includes a large sheep flock, and a desire to enter the EU
13th Jun 13, 11:55am
14th May 13, 2:30pm
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Allan Barber says the TSR proposal, rejected 28 years ago, could have solved the capacity problems then, but it has fish-hooks for the meat industry of today
Allan Barber says the TSR proposal, rejected 28 years ago, could have solved the capacity problems then, but it has fish-hooks for the meat industry of today
14th May 13, 2:30pm
7th May 13, 6:25pm
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Allan Barber says MIE should focus on just two key items on its agenda; supply culture by farmers and equal treatment by processors
Allan Barber says MIE should focus on just two key items on its agenda; supply culture by farmers and equal treatment by processors
7th May 13, 6:25pm
30th Apr 13, 7:07pm
Allan Barber farewells Parekura Horomia, remembering his absolute commitment to young Maori and Pacific Islanders
Allan Barber farewells Parekura Horomia, remembering his absolute commitment to young Maori and Pacific Islanders
30th Apr 13, 7:07pm
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
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
22nd Apr 13, 5:31pm
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Allan Barber is puzzled by the bad rap the meat industry gets when it has done a good job producing products for which the market pays a premium price
Allan Barber is puzzled by the bad rap the meat industry gets when it has done a good job producing products for which the market pays a premium price
22nd Apr 13, 5:31pm
16th Apr 13, 9:20am
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Allan Barber sees a growing difference of opinion on the best strategy to get the red meat industry restructured
Allan Barber sees a growing difference of opinion on the best strategy to get the red meat industry restructured
16th Apr 13, 9:20am
8th Apr 13, 10:59am
Allan Barber reviews Anzco Food's financial results and sees significant progress despite the loss, plus a good set up for the current year
Allan Barber reviews Anzco Food's financial results and sees significant progress despite the loss, plus a good set up for the current year
8th Apr 13, 10:59am

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