Rock Springs Roundup Day 16

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through October 22:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 538, up from 408 on Day 14
  • Average daily take: 33.6
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 14
  • Deaths: 4, no change from Day 14
  • Shipped: 472, up from 269 on Day 14

The death rate declined to 0.7%.

Foals represented 21.0% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 57.6% were male and 42.4% 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 16 ended with 61 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: 6,444 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 5,370 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 14.

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