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

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
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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
28th Aug 17, 4:55pm
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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
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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
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
17th May 17, 12:51pm
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Allan Barber doubts British farmers can adapt their farm practices, increase productivity and apply technology, open up new markets and make the necessary significant land use changes to survive Brexit
Allan Barber doubts British farmers can adapt their farm practices, increase productivity and apply technology, open up new markets and make the necessary significant land use changes to survive Brexit
17th May 17, 12:51pm
10th May 17, 2:25pm
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Allan Barber looks at the dire state of British farming and concludes, we don't know how lucky we are
Allan Barber looks at the dire state of British farming and concludes, we don't know how lucky we are
10th May 17, 2:25pm
4th May 17, 11:08am
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Allan Barber warns of "a hell of a shame" if New Zealand’s reputation was destroyed by farmers, agents and processors succumbing to the temptation to sell and buy out-of-specification product from saleyards
Allan Barber warns of "a hell of a shame" if New Zealand’s reputation was destroyed by farmers, agents and processors succumbing to the temptation to sell and buy out-of-specification product from saleyards
4th May 17, 11:08am
19th Apr 17, 8:44am
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Allan Barber reviews a cross-party review of how to achieve climate targets, one that will entail a difficult transition for rural economies
Allan Barber reviews a cross-party review of how to achieve climate targets, one that will entail a difficult transition for rural economies
19th Apr 17, 8:44am
12th Apr 17, 11:43am
The collapse of the Chinese takeover offer leaves the Invercargill meat processor in a tough spot says Allan Barber, and shareholders face 'disappointing results'
The collapse of the Chinese takeover offer leaves the Invercargill meat processor in a tough spot says Allan Barber, and shareholders face 'disappointing results'
12th Apr 17, 11:43am
6th Apr 17, 9:50am
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In identifying carcase quality, Allan Barber says the more cautious New Zealand approach appears to offer farmers better value than an expensive industry investment in an unproven technology to be adopted in Australia
In identifying carcase quality, Allan Barber says the more cautious New Zealand approach appears to offer farmers better value than an expensive industry investment in an unproven technology to be adopted in Australia
6th Apr 17, 9:50am
30th Mar 17, 9:51am
Trade agreements for red meat exports are gaining momentum with 'progress' in China, Iran and Indonesia reports Allan Barber
Trade agreements for red meat exports are gaining momentum with 'progress' in China, Iran and Indonesia reports Allan Barber
30th Mar 17, 9:51am

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