Pancake Roundup Day 14

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 24:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 982, up from 852 on Day 10
  • Average daily take: 70.1
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: 4, no change from Day 10
  • Deaths: 11, up from 10 on Day 10
  • Shipped: 917, up from 797 on Day 10

Helicopters did not fly on Day 11 due to poor weather.

One horse was put down on Day 12.  The death rate is 1.1%.

The cumulative total includes 409 stallions, 444 mares and 129 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, 47.9% were stallions and 52.1% 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 14 ended with 50 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 978.  Mares returned to the Complex will be treated with fertility control 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: 11,736 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 9,780 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 10.

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