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ragwort

‘Senecio jacobaea’, a weed, controlled under the Weeds Act 1959 and the subject of extra provision in England and Wales in terms of the Ragwort Control Act 2003.
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DANGEROUS Common ragwort poses a real threat to livestock
The Weeds Act 1959 was put in place to help reduce the damage caused by noxious weeds such spear and field thistle, broad leaved and curled dock and common ragwort, as successive post-war governments tried to help farmers and growers to get the maximum crop yield off their land.
PEOPLE spotting the poisonous weed common ragwort are being urged to report their findings without delay.
The common ragwort is a very dangerous plant, and poisonous to livestock and I see no reason why this rare version might not be the same, though it is just conceivable that this is not the case.
Common ragwort is dangerous to animals and especially horses, where it can cause fatal liver damage if eaten.
Cattle and horses are the most common ragwort victims and young animals are more susceptible than more mature animals," said NFU West Midlands senior technical adviser Mr Andrew Richards.