Antelope Roundup Day 8

The incident began on August 2.  Gather stats through August 9:

  • Horses captured: 456, up from 361 on Day 6
  • Average take: 76 horses per day
  • Capture goal: 2,200
  • Removal goal: 2,200
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 4, up from 2 on Day 6
  • Shipped: 343, up from 211 on Day 6

Two horses were put down on Day 8 due to pre-existing conditions, bringing the death rate to 0.9%.

Foals accounted for 18.6% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 45.3% were male and 54.7% were female.

Body condition scores were not provided.

Day 8 ended with 109 unaccounted-for horses.  The contractor is probably holding them on site.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 789 (four HMAs involved)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 9,468 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 6,032 plus foals
  • Forage liberated to date: 5,472 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,560 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 72,946 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMAs by livestock: 6,079 (12% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 6,868

RELATED: Antelope Roundup Day 6.

UPDATE: The average daily take should be 57, not 76.

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