Mr Newing’s achievements were recognised at the Poultry Information Exchange (PIX) conference held on the Gold Coast.
AECL Managing Director, James Kellaway, said that Mr Newing’s award reflected his commitment and dedication to the development of the industry, including representing the Commercial Egg Producers Association of Western Australia on government advisory committees, including the Western Australian Government’s Poultry Advisory Committee.
“Since establishing his first farm in the 1950s Peter has been a hands on member of the Australian egg industry and a driving force for change and growth not just in the west, but nationally. It’s wonderful to see his contributions acknowledged.”
The Lindsay Bell Award was established in 2004 by Lindsay’s wife, Maryanne, and the PIX Association to recognise outstanding contributions to the Australian egg industry.
“Lindsay Bell was a mentor, as well as a great friend and contributor to the egg industry. It’s really something to receive an award bearing his name – I’m very honoured,” Mr Newing said.
Looking to the future, Mr Newing noted the importance of egg industry stakeholders working together to ensure that the industry operates to the highest possible standards.
“I like to think all egg farmers care deeply about the welfare of their hens. To ensure we continue to get the best results for the industry and for our hens, it’s important for us to continue communicating and working with government and our customers,” Mr Newing said.
For media enquiries or for background on the award, please contact Kai Ianssen on (02) 9409 6909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A photo of Peter Newing receiving the award is in the PDF file below.