Product Development

My job’s about finding new products that will add value to the farmer and to the animal – it’s a challenge, but it’s also great fun.  

Jackie Aveling

Product Development Project Manager - Animal Nutrition

Jackie Aveling joined Ballance in 2004 and is responsible for the development of new products that will improve animal performance. Having studied agricultural subjects in the past, specialising in dairy science, Jackie is now concentrating on integrating business principles, and is working part-time towards an MBA from the University of Waikato.

It’s very rewarding to be part of something that starts with the spark of an idea and ends up a fully fledged new product  being used by the farmers of New Zealand.  

Dr Jamie Blennerhassett

Product Development Project Manager

Jamie Blennerhassett joined the Ballance group in 2002, working as the technical manager for one of the company’s subsidiary organisations, and moved into his current role in 2014. As well as years of practical experience in the fertiliser industry, he has a PhD from Massey University. Jamie is responsible for helping shift new products from concept to reality, ensuring that they undergo rigorous scientific testing.

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