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

8th Nov 17, 1:12pm
Allan Barber likes the reasoning behind the proposed shake-up at MPI, but doesn't want to lose the hard-won benefits of the current structure. An 18+ month black hole is the risk
Allan Barber likes the reasoning behind the proposed shake-up at MPI, but doesn't want to lose the hard-won benefits of the current structure. An 18+ month black hole is the risk
8th Nov 17, 1:12pm
1st Nov 17, 11:21am
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Allan Barber looks at the red meat data and finds whichever way we look at prospects, it would appear to be on an upward trend for the foreseeable future
Allan Barber looks at the red meat data and finds whichever way we look at prospects, it would appear to be on an upward trend for the foreseeable future
1st Nov 17, 11:21am
28th Oct 17, 8:42am
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Allan Barber sees severe UK meat and dairy issues looming due to Brexit that will hurt New Zealand. He says they should give our new political leaders reasons to be cautious about placing restriction on our ability to trade
Allan Barber sees severe UK meat and dairy issues looming due to Brexit that will hurt New Zealand. He says they should give our new political leaders reasons to be cautious about placing restriction on our ability to trade
28th Oct 17, 8:42am
21st Oct 17, 8:03am
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Allan Barber reviews how Australia treats foreign ownership of rural land, finds it "less paranoid", notes it is British and American owners selling to Chinese buyers, rather than foreigner holdings rising sharply
Allan Barber reviews how Australia treats foreign ownership of rural land, finds it "less paranoid", notes it is British and American owners selling to Chinese buyers, rather than foreigner holdings rising sharply
21st Oct 17, 8:03am
11th Oct 17, 9:49am
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Allan Barber reviews the current attempts to form a coalition government, its fractured history, and the lessons from abroad, all from a rural point of view
Allan Barber reviews the current attempts to form a coalition government, its fractured history, and the lessons from abroad, all from a rural point of view
11th Oct 17, 9:49am
27th Sep 17, 9:06am
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Allan Barber reviews the potential for our meat trade with China. The keys include the integrity of the cold chain, building deep relationships with Chinese counterparts. The prize is a market that takes a third of our proiduction in just a few years
Allan Barber reviews the potential for our meat trade with China. The keys include the integrity of the cold chain, building deep relationships with Chinese counterparts. The prize is a market that takes a third of our proiduction in just a few years
27th Sep 17, 9:06am
19th Sep 17, 10:13am
Allan Barber reports there is real proof it’s worth breeding good white faced calves for the beef industry, and reducing the number of bobbies to the works
Allan Barber reports there is real proof it’s worth breeding good white faced calves for the beef industry, and reducing the number of bobbies to the works
19th Sep 17, 10:13am
16th Sep 17, 10:15am
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Allan Barber reports that AFFCO is learning that Chinese customers are confused by western sheep meat cuts so is shipping chilled whole carcases, and getting a premium
Allan Barber reports that AFFCO is learning that Chinese customers are confused by western sheep meat cuts so is shipping chilled whole carcases, and getting a premium
16th Sep 17, 10:15am
13th Sep 17, 9:54am
Allan Barber says that if the meat industry is serious about taking its products up-market, livestock can't be bought through third-party traders if product standards are important
Allan Barber says that if the meat industry is serious about taking its products up-market, livestock can't be bought through third-party traders if product standards are important
13th Sep 17, 9:54am
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28th Aug 17, 4:55pm
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Allan Barber reviews the expanding chilled meat trade to China, finding most processors with advanced plans. But Australia already has converted 7% of its trade to chilled
[Updated]
Allan Barber reviews the expanding chilled meat trade to China, finding most processors with advanced plans. But Australia already has converted 7% of its trade to chilled
28th Aug 17, 4:55pm
[Updated]
16th Aug 17, 9:56am
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Allan Barber sees debt, environmental restraints, land use regulation, and market forces all moving to make growth in our dairy herd unlikely in the future
[Updated]
Allan Barber sees debt, environmental restraints, land use regulation, and market forces all moving to make growth in our dairy herd unlikely in the future
16th Aug 17, 9:56am
10th Aug 17, 5:24pm
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Allan Barber foresees a time when red meat will be competing directly with a whole range of other proteins
Allan Barber foresees a time when red meat will be competing directly with a whole range of other proteins
10th Aug 17, 5:24pm
26th Jul 17, 3:20pm
Allan Barber remains sceptical of the technology push in Australia to automate carcass grading, a system that may cost them at least A$225m with benefits hard to pin down
Allan Barber remains sceptical of the technology push in Australia to automate carcass grading, a system that may cost them at least A$225m with benefits hard to pin down
26th Jul 17, 3:20pm
22nd Jul 17, 10:52am
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Allan Barber calls on the Auckland Council to 'grasp the nettle' to ensure the America's Cup is hosted in Auckland with an infrastructure that makes the most of the event and the years after
Allan Barber calls on the Auckland Council to 'grasp the nettle' to ensure the America's Cup is hosted in Auckland with an infrastructure that makes the most of the event and the years after
22nd Jul 17, 10:52am
19th Jul 17, 12:16pm
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Allan Barber reports on how LIC has shown sizeable gains in productivity and income from targeted AI that can deliver even at peak dairy cow populations
Allan Barber reports on how LIC has shown sizeable gains in productivity and income from targeted AI that can deliver even at peak dairy cow populations
19th Jul 17, 12:16pm
13th Jul 17, 8:57am
Allan Barber says the Japan - EU deal makes Japan the key player in reviving the TPP11 deal, which will always be much better than a series of bilateral agreements
Allan Barber says the Japan - EU deal makes Japan the key player in reviving the TPP11 deal, which will always be much better than a series of bilateral agreements
13th Jul 17, 8:57am
4th Jul 17, 2:15pm
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High prices are expected to hold in world beef markets as big changes work their way through some producer countries, and China's appetite for beef grows
High prices are expected to hold in world beef markets as big changes work their way through some producer countries, and China's appetite for beef grows
4th Jul 17, 2:15pm
15th Jun 17, 8:49am
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Allan Barber see some huge improvements in agricultural sector fortunes from the work being done now with the Primary Growth Partnership programmes, but most of the benefits are still some way off
Allan Barber see some huge improvements in agricultural sector fortunes from the work being done now with the Primary Growth Partnership programmes, but most of the benefits are still some way off
15th Jun 17, 8:49am
31st May 17, 9:52am
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Our meat industry sells its products in most export markets, but those prepared to pay what our farmers think they need is still a relatively small set, says Allan Barber
Our meat industry sells its products in most export markets, but those prepared to pay what our farmers think they need is still a relatively small set, says Allan Barber
31st May 17, 9:52am
19th May 17, 11:33am
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With throughput down by more than a half in the past seven years, keeping the Ashburton plant open has ceased to be a viable option for Silver Fern Farms, explains Allan Barber
With throughput down by more than a half in the past seven years, keeping the Ashburton plant open has ceased to be a viable option for Silver Fern Farms, explains Allan Barber
19th May 17, 11:33am

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