New Off-Range Pastures

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.’

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