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06/12/2012 at 09:46

Are Leylandi cuttings poisionous to cattle?

06/12/2012 at 11:04

Yew is certainly poisionous.

But yew is not leylandii. Yew contains some specific chemicals called taxines.

Just below is a link to a book about poisonous plants. The book has a section about yews. You can look in fhe index, and there doesn't seem to be any reference to Leylandii (through that doesn't mean Leylandii is safe to eat)...


06/12/2012 at 19:40

do not feed your cattle leylandi or anything like that,yew is very deadly and I could go on.feed them what they normally eat.I known so many horses that have been fed what people think is alright and they die .

07/12/2012 at 06:59

Why are we talking about yew?  Leylandi is absolutely nothing to do with yew! 

However, Leylandi can be a skin irritant and there are some reports of it causing abortion in cattle if a lot is eaten.  IME most cattle would not eat much of a growing Leylandi, but if someone put prunings in their fodder they might well eat enough to cause problems. Some cattle just do not have much of a self-preservation instinct!

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