Posts by meat industry commentator Allan Barber.
Amid all the debate about agriculture’s responsibility to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets, and the appropriate levels for those targets, it may seem counterintuitive to claim an equally pressing problem is to earn a social […]
In contrast to its positive social agenda to improve the average person’s lot by lifting the minimum wage, increasing teachers’ pay rates and attempting to increase home ownership, this government seems to have gone missing […]
Last week’s Red Meat Sector Conference in Christchurch provided delegates with plenty of challenges for the red meat sector to think about when planning for their companies’ future operating environment, writes Allan Barber. Meat Industry […]
There’s an irony about the combination of the Provincial Growth Fund-funded One Billion Trees programme, sheep and beef land being sold without needing Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval for conversion to forestry, the sharp fall […]
ANZCO’s 2018 pre-tax loss of $38 million was the worst result in the company’s history. The exporter has traditionally posted a profit, even in difficult years for the meat industry which has always had a […]
ANZ Bank’s Red Meat Benchmarking report and KPMG’s 2019 Agribusiness Agenda were both released during Fieldays week and both addressed the challenges facing the agricultural sector and farmers, but that’s just about where the similarities […]
Meat processors have tried for years to encourage dairy farmers to up their numbers of beef cross calves and either keep them or on-sell to rearers at three months old, notes Allan Barber. Rearing white […]