Barren Valley Roundup Day 57

The incident began on September 8.  Gather stats through November 3:

  • Type: Emergency
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 1,660, up from 1,593 on Day 54
  • Average daily take: 29.1
  • Capture goal: 1,900
  • Removal goal: 1,900
  • Returned: 0
  • Deaths: 27, up from 23 on Day 54
  • Shipped: 1,570, up from 1,498 on Day 54

The totals at the gather page are 1,671 horses captured, 1,602 shipped, 27 dead and none returned.  The figures above are based on the daily reports.

Three horses were put down on Day 55 due to pre-existing conditions.

The summary of deaths shows a horse put down on October 28, a day for which there is no report.  The death rate is now 1.6%.

Foals represented 21.0% of the horses gathered.  Of the adults, 45.4% were male and 54.6% were female.

The percentage of foals is consistent with a herd growth rate of 20% per year.

Body condition scores on Days 55 to 57 ranged from 1.5 to 4.

Gather ops may be occurring at Coyote Lake.  Three HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Barren Valley Map 10-28-21

Day 57 ended with 63 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: 19,920 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 16,600 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 54.

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