John Penry

Group Head Extension and Advisory Services

John Penry brings to Anexa FVC a wealth of experience in the dairy extension and farm consultancy area. Well known in Australiasia, and internationally, John has been involved in the veterinary and dairy industries for over 25 years as a veterinary practitioner, practice owner, industry consultant and researcher. Since 1999, he has been involved in project design, delivery and evaluation for national animal health projects funded by Dairy Australia. These include Countdown (mastitis and milk quality), In Calf (reproduction), Grains2Milk (feedbase) and The People in Dairy (human resources on farm). From 2010 to 2013, John was the project leader for Countdown.

In addition to national animal health programs, John has also been involved in industry funded research into use of genetic selection, uptake of advisory services in the veterinary sector (Aust. and NZ) and mastitis control. Complimenting this work, he has also undertaken animal health program design consultancies on behalf of Dairy NZ and Animal Health Ireland. He recently completed a PhD in milk harvesting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joining Anexa FVC and Cognosco offers him the opportunity to contribute to both the advisory capacity of our veterinary team and new dairy research.