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Lactating, June-calving cows that received protein supplement January through March maintained a lower body condition than dry June cows. Dry, nonsupplemented cows lost more body condition compared to dry, supplemented cows over that same time period. June-born steers wintered at a low rate of gain (.4 lb/day) had higher daily gains on sub-irrigated meadow during May than June born steers wintered at a higher rate of gain (1.6 lb/day). Supplemental protein fed during summer grazing on range increased daily gains for steers wintered at both high and low gains compared to non-supplemented steers.