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

19th Mar 13, 12:06pm
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Allan Barber reports the stress on the red meat sector from the drought is giving yet another push for major consolidation. Your view?
Allan Barber reports the stress on the red meat sector from the drought is giving yet another push for major consolidation. Your view?
19th Mar 13, 12:06pm
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?
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
5th Mar 13, 4:35pm
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Allan Barber reviews a hard-hitting Report critical of readiness for a major foot-and-mouth outbreak, made more worrying after FedFarmers concerns about PKE
Allan Barber reviews a hard-hitting Report critical of readiness for a major foot-and-mouth outbreak, made more worrying after FedFarmers concerns about PKE
5th Mar 13, 4:35pm
26th Feb 13, 1:27pm
Allan Barber reviews the SFF open letter. He welcomes coordination, questions the value of partial mergers, and hopes the focus stays on creating value. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews the SFF open letter. He welcomes coordination, questions the value of partial mergers, and hopes the focus stays on creating value. Your view?
26th Feb 13, 1:27pm
20th Feb 13, 8:58am
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Allan Barber wonders if sheep & beef farmers and processors could actually work together for sustainable growth even if they think it would be a good idea. Your view?
Allan Barber wonders if sheep & beef farmers and processors could actually work together for sustainable growth even if they think it would be a good idea. Your view?
20th Feb 13, 8:58am
13th Feb 13, 8:48am
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The structuring of the Collaboration for Sustainable Growth programme has farmers and processors talking past each other says Allan Barber. Your view?
The structuring of the Collaboration for Sustainable Growth programme has farmers and processors talking past each other says Allan Barber. Your view?
13th Feb 13, 8:48am
5th Feb 13, 9:07am
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A total of $83 mln will be spent over 18 years to reduce rural emissions 30% by 2030 reports Allan Barber. A good investment?
A total of $83 mln will be spent over 18 years to reduce rural emissions 30% by 2030 reports Allan Barber. A good investment?
5th Feb 13, 9:07am
30th Jan 13, 12:55pm
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Allan Barber welcomes the commitment of $65 million in funding to the Red Meat PGP and is cheered by the progress. Your view?
Allan Barber welcomes the commitment of $65 million in funding to the Red Meat PGP and is cheered by the progress. Your view?
30th Jan 13, 12:55pm
23rd Jan 13, 11:50am
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Allan Barber says the sheep industry is facing a crisis, and serious strategic thinking is needed to find a viable industry model. Your view?
Allan Barber says the sheep industry is facing a crisis, and serious strategic thinking is needed to find a viable industry model. Your view?
23rd Jan 13, 11:50am
16th Jan 13, 9:16am
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Allan Barber reviews what is going on in the heart of the US sheep farming industry and finds that things are way tougher there than here. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews what is going on in the heart of the US sheep farming industry and finds that things are way tougher there than here. Your view?
16th Jan 13, 9:16am
3rd Jan 13, 9:30am
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Allan Barber reviews 2013 meat prospects, says neither farmers nor processors are making money from lamb, but in the south at least processors have the upper hand. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews 2013 meat prospects, says neither farmers nor processors are making money from lamb, but in the south at least processors have the upper hand. Your view?
3rd Jan 13, 9:30am
13th Dec 12, 12:10pm
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Allan Barber respects the 'glass half full' approach of meat industry execs, but looks at recent customer demand trends and wonders how full it will be by season end. Your view?
Allan Barber respects the 'glass half full' approach of meat industry execs, but looks at recent customer demand trends and wonders how full it will be by season end. Your view?
13th Dec 12, 12:10pm
5th Dec 12, 10:10am
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Allan Barber looks at the losses by big meat industry firms this year and assesses how their liabilities might look to their bankers
Allan Barber looks at the losses by big meat industry firms this year and assesses how their liabilities might look to their bankers
5th Dec 12, 10:10am
28th Nov 12, 11:54am
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Allan Barber succeeds in getting the NZMU to issue proper accounts. He reviews what they reveal
Allan Barber succeeds in getting the NZMU to issue proper accounts. He reviews what they reveal
28th Nov 12, 11:54am
28th Nov 12, 9:30am
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With 119 farms Landcorp is the largest corporate farmer in the country and is publicly owned. It has had a 'solid' year. Allan Barber assesses its results
With 119 farms Landcorp is the largest corporate farmer in the country and is publicly owned. It has had a 'solid' year. Allan Barber assesses its results
28th Nov 12, 9:30am
21st Nov 12, 9:43am
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Following a season of large losses, the meat processing industry is under fire from its workers for poor decision-making. Allan Barber assess the charge
Following a season of large losses, the meat processing industry is under fire from its workers for poor decision-making. Allan Barber assess the charge
21st Nov 12, 9:43am
13th Nov 12, 3:59pm
Silver Fern Farms claims progress in 2012 despite a $62 million deterioration in profit - "poor financially, strategically progressive"
Silver Fern Farms claims progress in 2012 despite a $62 million deterioration in profit - "poor financially, strategically progressive"
13th Nov 12, 3:59pm
12th Nov 12, 8:45am
Alliance loses almost $51 million in 2012 on Mataura partial closure, unsustainable procurement prices, and the high NZ$
Alliance loses almost $51 million in 2012 on Mataura partial closure, unsustainable procurement prices, and the high NZ$
12th Nov 12, 8:45am
6th Nov 12, 7:32pm
Allan Barber laments the decline and decline of his favourite European country, and worried that that they are not taking their situation seriously
Allan Barber laments the decline and decline of his favourite European country, and worried that that they are not taking their situation seriously
6th Nov 12, 7:32pm
6th Nov 12, 9:41am
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Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers scheme to remove redemption risk established, springboard for new capital raising
Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers scheme to remove redemption risk established, springboard for new capital raising
6th Nov 12, 9:41am

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