Rock Springs Roundup Day 11

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through October 17:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 285, up from 169 on Day 8
  • Average daily take: 25.9
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 4, up from 2 on Day 8
  • Shipped: 214, up from 127 on Day 8

Two deaths occurred on Day 8 that were not picked up in the last report.

One horse was put down on Day 9 due to injuries related to the roundup and another was euthanized due to pre-existing conditions.  The death rate through Day 11 is 1.4%.

Foals represented 22.1% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 62.2% were male and 37.8% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The location of gather ops was not given.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 11 ended with 67 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: 3,420 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 2,850 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 8.

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