Barren Valley Roundup Day 7

The incident began on September 8.  Gather stats through September 14:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 491, up from 316 on Day 5
  • Average daily take: 70.1
  • Capture goal: 1,900
  • Removal goal: 1,900
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 6, no change from Day 5
  • Shipped: 379, up from 270 on Day 5

The death rate decreased from 1.9% to 1.2%.

Foals represented 21.2% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female.

Body condition scores on Days 6 and 7 ranged from three to four.

Three HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Day 7 ended with 106 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: 5,892 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 4,910 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 Day 5.

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