You probably guessed that the local feed store is a Purina dealer.
The drive-out price was $666.73, which included 20 bales of alfalfa-grass, ten 50-pound sacks of grain and one 50-pound sack of chicken feed, plus tax.
That payment will keep six horses fed for about a month, which works out to a little over $100 per AUM.
It also works out to about 2,500 pounds in case you’re wondering who had to stack it.
The cost to feed cattle and sheep on public lands is $1.35 per AUM, which explains in part why there is so much interest in getting rid of wild horses and replacing them with privately owned livestock.
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