Barren Valley Roundup Day 5

The incident began on September 8.  Gather stats through September 12:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 316, up from 98 on Day 1
  • Average daily take: 63.2
  • Capture goal: 1,900
  • Removal goal: 1,900
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 6, up from 2 on Day 1
  • Shipped: 270, none on Day 1

Reports for Days 3, 4 and 5 were not published until today.

Three horses were put down on Day 2 due to pre-existing conditions.  Another was euthanized on Day 5 for similar reasons, bringing the death rate to 1.9%.

Foals represented 20.9% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 44.8% were male and 55.2% were female.

Body condition scores ranged from two to four.

Yesterday the trap was moved from Sand Springs to Sheepshead.  Three HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Day 5 ended with 40 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 892 (total for three HMAs)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 10,704 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 2,500
  • Forage liberated to date: 3,792 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 3,160 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 27,011 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from Complex by livestock: 2,258 (4.5% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 3,150

RELATED: Barren Valley Roundup Begins.

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