Rock Springs Roundup Day 28

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through November 3:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 983, up from 880 on Day 25
  • Average daily take: 35.1
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 25
  • Deaths: 6, no change from Day 25
  • Shipped: 883, up from 810 on Day 25

The total at the gather page is 985.  The figures above are based on the daily reports.

Helicopters did not fly on Day 27 due to rain.

The numbers of mares, stallions and foals on Day 28 were not provided.

Foals represented 20.6% of the horses captured through Day 27.  Of the adults, 45.1% were male and 54.9% were female.

The death rate declined to 0.6%.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Gather activity may still be occurring at Divide Basin.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 28 ended with 93 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: 11,784 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 9,820 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 25.

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