Jack Ballam

Education

Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce, Massey University.

Sustainable Nutrient Management Certification, Massey University.

Member of NZIPIM

Work experience

12 years as an off-farm supervisor in Southland and North Otago. 

Five years dry stock farm owner operator. 

Dairy farm owner/operator for the past seven years. 

Seven years sharemilking in the Waikato. 

About Jack

As your FarmWise Consultant I can advise you on all aspects of dairy farming. I’ll help you achieve your business goals and make sure everyone on your farm enjoys themselves. 

I’ve gained a range of skills from my experience as an off-farm supervisor, sharemilker and dairy farm owner. When combined with my dairy farming and agricultural knowledge you’ll receive the best advice for maximising your business potential. 

But before we get there, we’ll need to get to know each other. This is because no one farming operation or system is the same. Your priorities will differ from the farmer down the road, which means we’ll tailor a plan to suit your needs. My goal is to understand your business and personal aspirations then help you achieve them. 

Because we’re part of LIC FarmWise Consultants have an advantage over other agricultural advisors. This gives us unrivalled access to the latest dairy farming research and development.

I can help you with: 

  • general farm management
  • mating management
  • long and short term planning and goal setting
  • Employment – contracts, recruitment 
  • Records
  • pasture management
  • feed and nutrient budgeting 
  • animal health
  • financial planning. 

Get in touch to find out how I can tailor a package to meet your needs.

Jack Ballam

Lower South Island