Yes. I believe grazing cattle will eat mature bahia (seed heads present) before they will eat mature bermuda grass. Compared to fescue, it's way more palatable. Fescue is the last thing in my pasture my cattle will eat. It doesn't matter how pretty and green it is. Bahia makes very soft hay even though it is hard to cut. My little dairy heifers cannot eat coarse hay but they love bahia. Also bahia will crowd out weeds when it becomes established. I guess it does compete with bemuda but I haven't seen it kill out bermuda where bermuda is growing. Bermuda is such a big nitrogen user that I think Bahia has a place on your marginal acres.
I enjoy this discussion. Since I am relatively new to this web site I would like to introduce myself. I grew up in Muenster, Texas and went to school with Ronnie Felderhoff- maker of Muenster Natural Animal Feed. Iv'e never tried the dog food but I can vouch for the integrety of Ronnie. He is a first class guy. I have fed plenty of their dairy feed. I graduated from Texas A+M with a dairy science degree. I now dairy farm in Bokchito, OK with my family. I enjoy farming and talking about farming and ranching so I will be checking in on this forum from time to time.