Sunday 4 December 2016

Published 21/02/2016 | 23:38

Yeast has been the basis of animal pharma tycoon Pearse Lyons's fortune. The former Harp Lager intern (69) has built up his Kentucky-headquartered Alltech group into one of the world's biggest and most innovative animal healthcare companies. ?The Louth man started the company in 1985 from a garage with just $10,000 in seed capital. Now it's forecast to burst through the $2bn per year revenue mark. Business interests range from animal nutrition to research into fish oil and brewing.

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