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i have had an explosion of St Johns Wort, and I have put Merino wethers that have been going around my paddocks as a cell graze operation. I didn't think the Wort would affect them at this point in the season, but it is now emerging as a real problem, she


we manage holistically, cell graze with planned grazing plans, most paddocks get between 30 and 90 days recovery


434 days ago

We have it on our farm and its never been a problem however if you have issues its because they are grazing while in flower. St John's wart naturally holds cobalt which can be toxic to animals. If they graze on it while its green then its paltable and animals will eat what they are lacking naturally in their diets. Best time of year is actually autumn to winter and livestock can manage weed numbers very well. Im a organic farmer and happy to help
ParksideRun | 182 days

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Hi Farmer George,

A response from Carly Noble:

We spent every autumn slashing it down before it flowered. Its not toxic to animals after its flowered and animals will eat what they need. We eradicated 80acres of it after 4 years by pulling it out by hand over autumn or slashing it off at the ground and putting pulch on top of it. Now we have none at all.



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