he was going to put it under the wheat straw like rape straw , was just wondering if it had any value to us sheep menIt will wrap around their feet and it is not the best feed. Sheep need to get use to it's taste. It is a high alkaloid plant. Hopefully, you landlord is harvesting the seed from a newer variety which should have lower alkaloid levels.
We consider it a weed as it is poor forage for lactation. It will work for maintenance but not growth.
Certainly it has the possibility of working on your immune system. For me, personally, it does not affect me at all, my sheep will eat it and my dogs have no ill effect from it.If you think barley or oat straw will make you itch,canary seed straw will make you want to pull your skin off. Some varities sold as itchless. Not sure if it true thou.