Animal health leader honoured

Racing Desk
17 May 2013

Bomac Laboratories founder Don McLaren ONZM has this week been awarded an honorary doctorate at Massey University's Manawatu graduation ceremony.

Founded in 1958, McLaren's animal remedy company Bomac Laboratories held 154 patents, 55 inventions and registered 360 products in New Zealand and 180 in Australia before being sold to Bayer International in 2010.

McLaren, who owns the boutique breeding operation Northfields Stud near Karaka and is the patron of the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and a past chairman of the Auckland Racing Club, commented: “We have saved the lives, and improved the lot, of millions of animals over the years. We’ve taken it one step at a time and one thing I’ve learned is that fortune doesn’t always favour the brave – if you grow too quickly you’re set up for a fall. You are required to guarantee your product and quality is everything.”

NZ Racing Desk

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