The effects of type of carbohydrate supplementation on intake and digestibility of Atriplex nummularia cv. De Kock were investigated. Ten rumen cannulated sheep were fed different increments of maize and barley supplements (0%, 15%, 30%, 45%) to a basal diet of A. nummularia cv. De Kock. Supplementation of A. nummularia cv. De Kock with an energy source tended to increase NDF digestibility, decrease rumen pH and with maize as a supplement, increase intake.
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