Allan Barber

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Now in his semi-retirement at Point Wells near Warkworth, Allan is a freelance agricultural journalist writing mainly about the meat industry which has remained his key area of interest since leaving AFFCO in 1997.

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8 years 10 months

Articles by Allan Barber

26th Jul 12, 12:16pm
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Traveller's notes: Allan Barber is amazed at how unsustainable European agriculture is and how unrealistic their land use choices have become
Traveller's notes: Allan Barber is amazed at how unsustainable European agriculture is and how unrealistic their land use choices have become
26th Jul 12, 12:16pm
11th Jun 12, 5:04pm
Suddenly, the season end of meat processing is imminent especially in the North Island, much earlier this year. Allan Barber explains why
Suddenly, the season end of meat processing is imminent especially in the North Island, much earlier this year. Allan Barber explains why
11th Jun 12, 5:04pm
7th Jun 12, 9:03am
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Allan Barber explains who really won in the AFFCO labour dispute and how they achieved the settlement
Allan Barber explains who really won in the AFFCO labour dispute and how they achieved the settlement
7th Jun 12, 9:03am
31st May 12, 2:49pm
KPMG finds that the agribusiness industry is ready to try cooperation and collaboration. Will it result in real change? Allan Barber reviews their Report
KPMG finds that the agribusiness industry is ready to try cooperation and collaboration. Will it result in real change? Allan Barber reviews their Report
31st May 12, 2:49pm
24th May 12, 12:39pm
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Allan Barber applauds the involvement of Iwi heavyweights in ending this meat industry dispute. Your view?
Allan Barber applauds the involvement of Iwi heavyweights in ending this meat industry dispute. Your view?
24th May 12, 12:39pm
15th May 12, 6:31pm
After a 'torrid' first six months, Allan Barber says the meat industry is looking ahead to better operating conditions. Your view?
After a 'torrid' first six months, Allan Barber says the meat industry is looking ahead to better operating conditions. Your view?
15th May 12, 6:31pm
8th May 12, 7:42am
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Allan Barber says the meat workers are losing their fight to hold on to outmoded benefits. You agree?
Allan Barber says the meat workers are losing their fight to hold on to outmoded benefits. You agree?
8th May 12, 7:42am
2nd May 12, 11:52am
Fonterra's growth to be decided by its capital structure. Allan Barber looks at the TAF reviews and vote prospects
Fonterra's growth to be decided by its capital structure. Allan Barber looks at the TAF reviews and vote prospects
2nd May 12, 11:52am
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?
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
23rd Apr 12, 2:47pm
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Allan Barber assesses what the Crafar Farms saga has taught us. Your view?
Allan Barber assesses what the Crafar Farms saga has taught us. Your view?
23rd Apr 12, 2:47pm
16th Apr 12, 2:27pm
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Allan Barber assesses where this lockout stands after mediation fails and Employment Court appearances loom. Your view?
Allan Barber assesses where this lockout stands after mediation fails and Employment Court appearances loom. Your view?
16th Apr 12, 2:27pm
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?
Will issues of trust and the environment hold us back from getting our share of international sales? Your view?
7th Apr 12, 11:38am
31st Mar 12, 11:38am
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Pressure is going on dairy farmers over milk prices and Fonterra's capital structure. Allan Barber assesses the forces at work and how they will play out
Pressure is going on dairy farmers over milk prices and Fonterra's capital structure. Allan Barber assesses the forces at work and how they will play out
31st Mar 12, 11:38am
26th Mar 12, 12:00pm
Allan Barber investigates how processors set their weekly schedule prices
Allan Barber investigates how processors set their weekly schedule prices
26th Mar 12, 12:00pm
21st Mar 12, 7:55am
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Allan Barber puts current farm-gate price trends in context of the global marketplace. Your view?
Allan Barber puts current farm-gate price trends in context of the global marketplace. Your view?
21st Mar 12, 7:55am
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?
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
6th Mar 12, 3:44pm
As the AFFCO lockout drags on, Allan Barber takes a closer look at the motivations of both parties
As the AFFCO lockout drags on, Allan Barber takes a closer look at the motivations of both parties
6th Mar 12, 3:44pm
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: 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
28th Feb 12, 3:56pm
Allan Barber says NI beef producers should benefit from strong processor competition. He reviews the supply - capacity balance
Allan Barber says NI beef producers should benefit from strong processor competition. He reviews the supply - capacity balance
28th Feb 12, 3:56pm
27th Feb 12, 12:20pm
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Opinion: Allan Barber looks at the industrial turmoil speading to meat processors
Opinion: Allan Barber looks at the industrial turmoil speading to meat processors
27th Feb 12, 12:20pm
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?
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
13th Feb 12, 10:54am
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Opinion: Allan Barber surveys the starkly varying opinions about who should own our working dairy assets
Opinion: Allan Barber surveys the starkly varying opinions about who should own our working dairy assets
13th Feb 12, 10:54am
7th Feb 12, 5:17pm
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Opinion: Allan Barber looks at the sale of the Crafar farms to Pengxin/Landcorp from a rural point-of-view
Opinion: Allan Barber looks at the sale of the Crafar farms to Pengxin/Landcorp from a rural point-of-view
7th Feb 12, 5:17pm
2nd Feb 12, 8:25am
Allan Barber looks at the financial results of the meat processors and explores their viability
Allan Barber looks at the financial results of the meat processors and explores their viability
2nd Feb 12, 8:25am
30th Jan 12, 10:05am
Allan Barber reviews changing consumer demand patterns for red meat as demographics change
Allan Barber reviews changing consumer demand patterns for red meat as demographics change
30th Jan 12, 10:05am

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