Barren Valley Roundup Day 19

The incident began on September 8.  Gather stats through September 26:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 1,032, up from 886 on Day 15
  • Average daily take: 54.3
  • Capture goal: 1,900
  • Removal goal: 1,900
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 14, up from 11 on Day 15
  • Shipped: 965, up from 735 on Day 15

The cumulative total at the gather page is 1,023, with 962 shipped.

No horses were taken on Day 19.

One horse was euthanized on Day 16, another on Day 17 and a third on Day 19 due to pre-existing conditions.  The death rate is now 1.4%, up from 1.2% on Day 15.

Foals represented 21.0% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 46.0% were male and 54.0% were female.

Body condition scores ranged from 3 to 4.

The location of gather activity was not given.  Three HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Day 19 ended with 53 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: 12,384 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 10,320 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 15.

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