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

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
31st Oct 12, 10:04am
After a 'torrid 2011-12' the meat industry is positive about prospects for the upcoming year. Your view?
After a 'torrid 2011-12' the meat industry is positive about prospects for the upcoming year. Your view?
31st Oct 12, 10:04am
23rd Oct 12, 5:38pm
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MPI’s Farm Monitoring Report forecasts income drops for dairy and sheep and beef
MPI’s Farm Monitoring Report forecasts income drops for dairy and sheep and beef
23rd Oct 12, 5:38pm
22nd Oct 12, 10:17am
1
Allan Barber reviews the final chapter in the Crafar Farms saga now that Shanghai Pengxin has succeeded. He looks at the positives. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews the final chapter in the Crafar Farms saga now that Shanghai Pengxin has succeeded. He looks at the positives. Your view?
22nd Oct 12, 10:17am
15th Oct 12, 2:44pm
Allan Barber previews MPI's role in helping get agriculture to deliver its share in the govt's Business Growth Agenda
Allan Barber previews MPI's role in helping get agriculture to deliver its share in the govt's Business Growth Agenda
15th Oct 12, 2:44pm
8th Oct 12, 9:43am
Allan Barber previews processor results, assessing competition for the declining lamb supply and changing demand. Who has the right strategy?
Allan Barber previews processor results, assessing competition for the declining lamb supply and changing demand. Who has the right strategy?
8th Oct 12, 9:43am
5th Oct 12, 1:13pm
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Allan Barber surveys the state of the South Island sheep processing industry following the Mataura shutdown decision
Allan Barber surveys the state of the South Island sheep processing industry following the Mataura shutdown decision
5th Oct 12, 1:13pm
28th Sep 12, 3:14pm
Alliance to close its sheep and lamb processing operations at Mataura, citing lower stock numbers
Alliance to close its sheep and lamb processing operations at Mataura, citing lower stock numbers
28th Sep 12, 3:14pm
26th Sep 12, 10:16am
Allan Barber has been trying to understand the Meat Workers union structure by following the members' money. Secrecy may be lifting soon. Your view?
Allan Barber has been trying to understand the Meat Workers union structure by following the members' money. Secrecy may be lifting soon. Your view?
26th Sep 12, 10:16am
17th Sep 12, 3:15pm
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Allan Barber wonders why farmers should pay for the control and mitigation response if it is tourists and slack border control that cause biosecurity disasters. Your view?
Allan Barber wonders why farmers should pay for the control and mitigation response if it is tourists and slack border control that cause biosecurity disasters. Your view?
17th Sep 12, 3:15pm
9th Sep 12, 6:00pm
Allan Barber notes that meat inspection is no longer exclusively provided by SOE AsureQuality, a change that took 20 years plus to make
Allan Barber notes that meat inspection is no longer exclusively provided by SOE AsureQuality, a change that took 20 years plus to make
9th Sep 12, 6:00pm
3rd Sep 12, 9:35am
Agribusiness leaders concentrate on understanding why consumers buy their product, aiming to lift rural exports to 40% of GDP
Agribusiness leaders concentrate on understanding why consumers buy their product, aiming to lift rural exports to 40% of GDP
3rd Sep 12, 9:35am
30th Aug 12, 9:12am
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Allan Barber wonders how rural exports could grow to meet official targets if Labour backs the Greens anti-foreigner investment policies. Your view?
Allan Barber wonders how rural exports could grow to meet official targets if Labour backs the Greens anti-foreigner investment policies. Your view?
30th Aug 12, 9:12am
27th Aug 12, 11:51am
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Allan Barber looks at a rice variety that ticks all the right boxes - except the local duopoly marketing it are struggling
Allan Barber looks at a rice variety that ticks all the right boxes - except the local duopoly marketing it are struggling
27th Aug 12, 11:51am
17th Aug 12, 8:20am
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Allan Barber looks at the implications for agribusiness from the Business Growth Agenda. You agree?
Allan Barber looks at the implications for agribusiness from the Business Growth Agenda. You agree?
17th Aug 12, 8:20am
9th Aug 12, 5:00pm
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Allan Barber reviews the Crafar dairy farm sale and suggests some improvements to the OIA criteria. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews the Crafar dairy farm sale and suggests some improvements to the OIA criteria. Your view?
9th Aug 12, 5:00pm
7th Aug 12, 4:40pm
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Allan Barber reviews the latest annual stock survey and finds encouraging trends following a very good growing season. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews the latest annual stock survey and finds encouraging trends following a very good growing season. Your view?
7th Aug 12, 4:40pm
1st Aug 12, 4:10pm
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Allan Barber reviews the Riddet Institute report but has a nagging suspicion it will not result in significant shifts in behaviour. Your view?
Allan Barber reviews the Riddet Institute report but has a nagging suspicion it will not result in significant shifts in behaviour. Your view?
1st Aug 12, 4:10pm
30th Jul 12, 5:36pm
Allan Barber says the meat price outlook is still positive in spite of short term wobbles. Your view?
Allan Barber says the meat price outlook is still positive in spite of short term wobbles. Your view?
30th Jul 12, 5:36pm
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

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