Antelope Roundup Day 18

The incident began on August 2.  Gather stats through August 19:

  • Horses captured: 1,402, up from 1,244 on Day 16
  • Average take: 77.9 horses per day
  • Capture goal: 2,200
  • Removal goal: 2,200
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 6, up from 5 on Day 16
  • Shipped: 1,314, up from 1,185 on Day 16

A stallion was put down on Day 18 due to a physical defect.  The death rate is 0.4%.

Foals accounted for 18.1% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 43.8% were male and 56.2% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Day 18 ended with 82 unaccounted-for animals.

The observed percentages of males and females cannot be explained by a simple random process centered at 50% males / 50% females with n = 1,148 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: 16,824 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 14,020 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 16.

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