Rock Springs Roundup Day 8

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through October 14:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 169, up from 143 on Day 6
  • Average daily take: 21.1
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: None
  • Shipped: 127, up from 111 on Day 6

Helicopters were grounded on Day 7 due to weather.

Foals represented 24.9% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 70.1% were male and 29.9% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

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

The Western Watersheds map shows the grazing allotments into which the HMAs have been divided.  Click on image to open in new tab.

Not shown are the HAs that fill the spaces between the HMAs, now managed almost exclusively for livestock.  They appear on pages eight and ten of the BLM map.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 8 ended with 42 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: 2,028 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 1,690 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 191,791 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from HMAs by livestock: 15,982 (32% of off-range holding)
  • True AML: 18,147

RELATED: Rock Springs Roundup Day 6.

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