Antelope Roundup Day 16

The incident began on August 2.  Gather stats through August 17:

  • Horses captured: 1,244, up from 1,101 on Day 14
  • Average take: 77.8 horses per day
  • Capture goal: 2,200
  • Removal goal: 2,200
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 5, up from 4 on Day 14
  • Shipped: 1,185, up from 958 on Day 14

A stallion was put down on Day 16 due to blindness.  The death rate is 0.4%.

Foals accounted for 17.9% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 44.6% were male and 55.4% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Day 16 ended with 54 unaccounted-for animals.

The gap between males and females is larger than expected for a simple random process centered at 50% males / 50% females producing groups of n = 1,021 adults.  The sex of the foals was not provided.

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: 14,928 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 12,440 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 14.

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