Western Dairy Team

The Western Dairy office is located in Western Australia's regional city of Bunbury, within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development building. Western Dairy employs five staff members and engages local consultants.

Western Dairy
Jenelle Bowles
Regional Manager - Executive Officer
Jenelle Bowles leads the Western Dairy team in engaging and supporting WA’s 140 dairy farm businesses.

A communications and corporate affairs specialist, she works with the Western Dairy Board, Dairy Australia, service providers and government partners to enhance the dairy industry’s sustainability, profitability and reputation.

Jenelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Murdoch University and has worked as a journalist and communications professional across media, mining and Landcare sectors.
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    Jessica Andony
    Regional Extension Officer
    Jess Andony coordinates Western Dairy's extension portfolio of events and engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Animal Science with Dairy Science Honours from Murdoch University.

    Jess is from a dairy farming family and is driven to educate and support the WA dairy community.
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      Rob La Grange
      Dairy Training Officer
      Rob La Grange leads the Western Dairy dairy training program in partnership with South Regional TAFE.

      He travels widely and supports dairy trainees and those undertaking Cert IV in Agriculture (Dairy) to fulfil their training needs, using industry-accredited and recognised training resources.
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        Dan Parnell
        Regional Extension Officer
        Dan Parnell is an agronomist and the Western Dairy Dairycare Project Officer working to improve effluent systems in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

        Dan is experienced in effluent design and works with farmers to produce efficient effluent systems that deliver on-farm benefits as well as improved water quality outcomes within their catchments.

        He also supports the Dairy Farm Monitor Program, the annual benchmarking of the WA dairy industry, and delivers Feeding Pastures for Profit workshops.
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          Kirk Reynolds
          Agribusiness Support
          Kirk Reynolds is responsible for guiding current research projects to best meet the needs of WA dairy farmers.

          Kirk has a strong background in agricultural science and business and is widely connected within the WA dairy industry, stemming from previous roles with CSBP and as a former director of Western Dairy.
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            Sam Taylor
            Technical Support
            Sam Taylor is a highly respected agronomist and an accredited designer of dairy farm effluent systems.

            Sam is contracted to Western Dairy to provide technical support to the DairyCare program and a range of agronomy services. DairyCare supports farmers in reviewing and upgrading their dairy effluent systems.
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              Esther Jones
              Project Officer
              Esther Jones (nee Price) supports Western Dairy’s special projects, including its iconic annual Dairy Innovation Day conference and exhibition.

              An agricultural marketing and events manager, Esther was appointed Western Dairy regional manager and executive officer in 1999. She retired from these positions in 2020 after two decades of dedicated leadership and service to the dairy industry.
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