Pancake Roundup Day 4

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 14:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Animals captured: 514, up from 157 on Day 1
  • Average daily take: 128.5
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: None
  • Deaths: 9, up from 2 on Day 1
  • Shipped: 309 (none shipped on Day 1)

A stallion died unexpectedly on Day 2 and a mare was put down.  Three horses were euthanized on Day 3 followed by two on Day 4.  The death rate is now 1.8%.

The cumulative totals include 213 stallions, 233 mares and 68 foals.

Youngsters represented 13.2% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 8% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.

Of the adults, 47.8% were stallions and 52.2% were mares.

Body condition scores were not reported.

The location of the trap site within the Complex was not provided.

Pancake Complex Map 01-07-22

Day 4 ended with 196 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 514.  Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with population suppression of unspecified type.

Other statistics:

  • AML: 638 (across two HMAs, one WHT and one HA)
  • Forage assigned to horses: 7,656 AUMs per year
  • Pre-gather population: 3,244
  • Forage liberated to date: 6,168 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 5,140 gallons per day
  • Forage assigned to livestock: 43,344 AUMs per year (estimated)
  • Horses displaced from Complex by permitted grazing: 3,612
  • True AML: 4,250
  • Stocking rate at new AML: 3.5 wild horses per thousand acres
  • Horses displaced from Complex by drilling and mining: Ask the advocates

RELATED: Pancake Roundup in Progress.

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