Rock Springs Roundup Day 44

The incident began on October 7.  Gather stats through November 19:

  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Horses captured: 1,843, up from 1,631 on Day 42
  • Average daily take: 41.9
  • Capture goal: 4,400
  • Removal goal: 3,500
  • Returned: 1, no change from Day 42
  • Deaths: 7, no change from Day 42
  • Shipped: 1,701, up from 1,410 on Day 42

The death rate in this roundup, described as cruel and inhumane by the advocates, is 0.4%.  If they are disappointed by any of this it’s that the government is getting rid of the horses, not them.

Foals represented 20.1% of the horses captured.  Of the adults, 48.4% were male and 51.6% 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 44 ended with 134 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: 22,104 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 18,420 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 42.

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