A preliminary environmental assessment for a high-density animal feeding operation was released today for public review. The proposed facility would be built on private land north of Winnemucca, NV and east of the Highway 95/290 junction.
The corrals would cover 100 acres and have a capacity of 4,000 wild horses and burros, for a stocking rate of 40,000 animals per thousand acres.
Horses and burros removed from their home range would be held there until they are adopted or transferred to long-term pastures.
The operator would be JS Livestock of unknown city and state.
The word ‘shelter’ appears nowhere in the assessment.