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poisonous to cattle
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:08:09 PM »
what kind of trees and tree leaves are poisonous to cattle?  does it matter if they are cut or uncut? 
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 03:17:33 PM »
what kind of trees and tree leaves are poisonous to cattle?  does it matter if they are cut or uncut? 
Watch out for Wild Cherry Trees that have been damaged after a thunderstorm. As long as the leaves haven't started to wilt, all is OK, but, the leaves become toxic as they start to wilt.
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 03:18:59 PM »
Arborvitae clippings were responsible for the death of several head in my area two years ago. Tragic situation involving some 4-H projects and a neighbor who did not realize what he was doing.

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 03:20:52 PM »
I was always told to steer clear of Jimson Weed. Below is why.......

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 03:45:38 PM »
jimson weed is bad for horses but never heard about the effects on cattle.

We have had quite a few get really bad sick with a fever, loose hair, not eat, loose weight, from acorns.  Them things are very toxic to cattle.

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 04:18:44 PM »
walnut trees & horses.
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 04:35:45 PM »
Here it is chokecherry, locoweed, larkspur, hemlock, death camas.
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 06:16:34 PM »
Perilla Mint, can be as deadly as Johnsongrass.

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 07:46:20 PM »
what kind of trees and tree leaves are poisonous to cattle?  does it matter if they are cut or uncut? 

Just about the only thing you have to worry about would be wild cherry.... the only other thing I could think of would be if someone trimmed the Japanese Yew around their house and through the clippings over the fence ....
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 10:00:41 AM »
In regards to the wild cherry.  During our little tornado on Saturday. (refer to previous post of is everyone ok)  we had five or six huge very old cherry blown down.  Cow are locked out of affected paddococks as we clean up the area. Unfortunately everthing will have to dry down before we can proceed to burn.

My question is when the leaves dry completely down and are brown are they still poisonous?  Lots of leaves blown over the entire farm.  Not really worried about the cows but a curious calf.

And the very worst of it is that we did not have enough shade before we lost many of our trees.  Now we definately will have to address the shade issue. :(

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 01:05:36 PM »
Taxis

We have lost several head to these.

Mother in law killed 10 about 10years ago had no clue they were toxic, Told all of our family about it, had 2 donors in our Grandfathers woods and an aunt tried to hide some clippings in a wood pile.  Cows dug through and found them, both dead, luckily her insurance covered them for what we had payed for them, which was nice!
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 03:50:05 PM »
I've heard Rhubarb leaves are poisonous.  Is that true?   

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 03:53:43 PM »
I've heard Rhubarb leaves are poisonous.  Is that true?   

They are for humans so I never throw the leaves to the cows. Was talking to cowboy yesterday & he still can't believe my cows eat tomatoes. Told him nothing funnier than a cow w/ tomato juice running down her face!

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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 03:57:27 PM »
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Re: poisonous to cattle
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 07:10:02 PM »
I've heard Rhubarb leaves are poisonous.  Is that true?   

They are for humans so I never throw the leaves to the cows. Was talking to cowboy yesterday & he still can't believe my cows eat tomatoes. Told him nothing funnier than a cow w/ tomato juice running down her face!

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