BLM announced today the availability of seven new off-range pastures for long-term holding of wild horses, with a combined capacity of 5,000 animals. The facilities are located in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Washington.
The announcement may be the result of a solicitation posted in March, 2019.
A solicitation in March, 2020 was for larger facilities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, 1,000 to 10,000 animals each.
The government spends around two dollars per day to warehouse a wild horse on private pastures, compared to five dollars per day in an off-range corral.
The public-lands ranchers pay the government about four and a half cents per day for the food each horse consumed.
The difference is covered by taxpayers, also known as ‘redistribution of wealth.’