Pancake Roundup Day 10

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 20:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 852, up from 713 on Day 7
  • Average daily take: 85.2
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: 4, no change from Day 7
  • Deaths: 10, up from 9 on Day 7
  • Shipped: 797, up from 588 on Day 7

One horse was euthanized on Day 8.  The death rate is 1.2%.

The cumulative total includes 357 stallions, 383 mares and 112 foals.

Youngsters represented 13.1% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 8% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.

Of the adults, 48.2% were stallions and 51.8% 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 10 ended with 41 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 848.  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: 10,176 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 8,480 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 Day 7.

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