Frank Herd recognised in 2022 Australia Day honours list

Former Australian Meat Industry Council president, Victorian beef and sheepmeat processor Frank Herd, has been awarded an OAM for service to the meat processing industry, and to the community.

Mr Herd is the Managing Director of M.C. Herd Pty Ltd, a family-owned company which operates a multi-species meat processing and exporting business in Geelong, founded in 1951 by brothers Frank Sr, Jack, Murray and Fred Herd.

Mr Herd is also managing director of Challenge Meats, a value-adding and smallgoods manufacturing business established by Herds in the 1960s, and a director of HW Greenham & Sons Pty Ltd, which operates processing plants in Tasmania and Victoria.

In addition to serving as national president of AMIC in the early to mid 2010s, Mr Herd is a former director of the Australian Meat Processing Corporation, PrimeSafe Victoria and the Australian Red Meat Advisory Council. Outside the livestock sector he is the patron of the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club; a campaign fundraiser and honorary member of St John of God Hospital, Geelong; and a life Member of the Old Geelong Football Club.


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