Barren Valley Roundup Ends

The incident concluded on November 5, according to a statement at the gather page, with 1,672 horses captured, 1,639 shipped, none returned and 27 dead.  These figures yield six unaccounted-for animals.

The capture and removal goals were 1,900.

The totals based on the daily reports were 1,661 captured, 1,607 shipped, none returned and 27 dead, with 27 unaccounted-for animals.

The death rate was 1.6%.

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

The observed percentage of foals is consistent with a growth rate of 20% per year, a benchmark used by land managers to predict herd sizes.

The roundup, which began on September 8, was billed as an emergency.

RELATED: Barren Valley Emergency Roundup Begins Next Week.

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