Rock Springs Roundup Day 6

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through October 12:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 143
  • Average daily take: 23.8
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 111

The daily reports were not posted until yesterday.

Helicopters were grounded on Days 3 and 6 due to weather.

Foals represented 25.2% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 69.2% were male and 30.8% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Gather ops began at Divide Basin.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 6 ended with 32 unaccounted-for animals.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 2,165 (across five HMAs)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 25,980 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 5,105
  • Forage liberated to date: 1,716 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 1,430 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 191,791 (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMAs by livestock: 15,982 (32% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 18,147

RELATED: It’s Official: Rock Springs Roundup in Progress.

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