Number 2 son and myself spent a couple of hours yesterday pulling Ragwort by it's roots and bagging it up. We both wore gloves because it's said to be very harmful to animals (lethal to horses) and farmer's livers. Apparently our skin isn't waterproof. So you should always wearing gloves when pulling Ragwort.
Farmers have told me cows browze graze around Ragwort plants. I know it's lethal to horses and I am not letting our calves eat it. It's also very dangerous if you make hay or silage with Ragwort in it.
There is even a noxious weed act here in Ireland dating back to 1936. Years ago there use to be noxious weed officers who would visit farms and even local authorities could be made responsible for having these weeds on their land. I think county councils are the worst culprits for spreading Ragwort seeds.
Seven bags of Ragwort. How will I dispose of the Ragwort? Councils should provide free disposal skips for the Ragwort shouldn't they? I believe you can compose Ragwort or even burn it. Do you pull Ragwort?