Resistance to last-ditch antibiotic has spread farther than anticipated

Eighteen months ago, a gene that confers resistance to colistin — known as an ‘antibiotic of last resort’ — emerged in bacteria from pigs in China. Since then, the resistance gene, called mcr-1, has been found around the world at an alarming rate, according to several presentations at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, last week.

In some places, nearly 100% of farm animals carry mcr-1, and an increasing number of people do as well. The gene’s spread is one of the clearest examples of how antibiotic use on farms can lead to resistance in human infections, says Lance Price, an antibiotic researcher at George Washington University in Washington


Roy opens doors for WA agribusiness

Roy duncanson is the force behind the Agribusiness Council of Australia.

AGRIBUSINESS is often defined as the movement of products from “paddock to plate”, so it is perhaps fitting that the force behind the Agribusiness Council of Australia (ACA) Roy Duncanson has had experience in all aspects of that………

Clay soils respond to fertiliser biocatalyst injected in-furrow.


Written by

Peter Burgess

20 Apr 2017

“Strengthened root structure in barley and improved wheat yields have reinforced the Hannafords’ commitment to liquid injection in South Australia’s South East”.

Injecting a liquid fertiliser biocatalyst in-furrow is helping South Australian cropping farmer Peter Hannaford unlock nutrients in his property’s heavy clay soils.

Guided by Landmark senior agronomist Craig Hole, Peter purchased a Liquid Systems (SA) PR-1 Module in 2015 to improve soil nutrition and structure.

Triple Crown winner Pierro living luxury life as a stud – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pierro is onto a good thing.He’s a Triple Crown winner. To those not in the know, in the horse racing business that’s a big deal.In fact, it’s such a big deal that a consortium was willing to pay $40 million for him.

“He’s a cheeky chap to be fair,” Coolmore Stud business manager Paddy Power says. “But you need that little bit of extra spice in you to do what he did as a two-year-old.”

Pierro’s racing days were successful but short-lived.

In the ever-growing global world of racing, his value was judged not in what he could earn on the track, but his breeding potential.

Source: Triple Crown winner Pierro living luxury life as a stud – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)