Rock Springs Roundup Day 42

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through November 17:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 1,631, up from 1,254 on Day 39
  • Average daily take: 38.8
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 39
  • Deaths: 7, no change from Day 39
  • Shipped: 1,410, up from 1,164 on Day 39

The death rate dropped to 0.4%.

Foals represented 20.4% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female.

Body condition scores were not reported.

Gather activity continued at Salt Wells Creek.  Five HMAs are involved in the roundup.

Rock Springs HMAs 10-13-21

Day 42 ended with 213 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: 19,560 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 16,300 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 39.

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