Barren Valley Roundup Day 47

The incident began on September 8.  Gather stats through October 24:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 1,496, up from 1,288 on Day 41
  • Average daily take: 31.8
  • Capture goal: 1,900
  • Removal goal: 1,900
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 22, up from 17 on Day 41
  • Shipped: 1,392, up from 1,178 on Day 41

Helicopters were grounded on Day 47 due to high winds and rain.

The cumulative total at the gather page is 1,483, with 1,424 shipped.

Five horses were euthanized on Day 43 due to pre-existing conditions.  The death rate increased slightly to 1.5%.

Foals represented 20.9% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 45.5% were male and 54.5% were female.

Body condition scores on Days 42 to 47 ranged from 1 to 5.

The location of gather ops is not known.  Three HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Day 47 ended with 82 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: 17,952 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 14,960 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 41.

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