Normally sacaton grass is burned off and grazed early in the year as cattle "refuse" to eat it when it gets taller. Just out of curiosity, I placed roughly half of the 420 cows into a sacaton draw. The results are pretty dramatic and show that cattle really like this grass when it is at a stage where there is green underneath the cured grass. Almost a perfect diet as they are getting roughage and protein in every bite.
As you can see in this picture, this grass appears as if it would be too dry and coarse for cattle to graze...
However as you can see by the following picture, that assumption is wrong
From the standpoint of a recreational ranch trying to develop habitat, this is leaving cover for quail while at the same time, creating visibility for them to see approaching predators.