Allan Barber has been looking at the purchase of the Crafar dairy farms by Chinese Shanghai Pengxin and suggests some improvements to the Overseas Investment Act. Read more at interest.co.nz.
The market should be able to cope with the expected one million more lambs this season, suggests meat industry commentator Allan Barber. Responding to recently released figures from B+LNZ Ltd’s Economic Service Barber points out […]
Forming a ‘coalition of the willing’ – those who want to work together to get further up the value chain – is more important than forming a new Agri-Food Board, says meat industry commentator Allan […]
The exchange rate and uncertainty in the Eurozone remain the biggest negatives for red meat exports in the short-term, but industry commentator Allan Barber believes the outlook is sill positive heading into next year. “It’s […]
The KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2012, released this week, contains interesting observations which have been gathered from conversations with nearly 100 business leaders, says Allan Barber, who recently reviewed the report. But like most strategy documents […]
Meat industry faces challenges positively This season is more of a challenge for the meat industry than last, although suppliers are still reasonably comfortable in spite of the lower lamb price which has now dipped […]
Differences more apparent than real Reported differences of opinion in meat industry leaders are more apparent than real, writes industry commentator, Allan Barber, in his latest blog. In spite of recent disagreements, most notably between […]
AFFCO and Meat Workers Union both holding firm Getting on for two months into the lock out interspersed with strikes, both sides in this struggle are holding firm, says meat industry commentator Allan Barber. There was […]