Pancake Roundup Day 20

The incident began on January 11.  Gather stats through January 30:

  • Target: Horses
  • Type: Planned
  • Method: Helicopter
  • Captured: 1,413, up from 1,182 on Day 17
  • Average daily take: 70.7
  • Capture goal: 2,060
  • Removal goal: 2,030
  • Returned: 4, no change from Day 17
  • Deaths: 13, up from 11 on Day 17
  • Shipped: 1,258, up from 999 on Day 17

Helicopters did not fly on Day 19.  The trap site was moved to a new location.

Two horses were euthanized on Day 18.  The death rate is 0.9%.

The cumulative total includes 595 stallions, 641 mares and 177 foals.  The number of mares captured on Day 14 was changed from 14 to 19.

Youngsters represented 12.5% of the horses captured, consistent with a herd growth rate of 8% per year, assuming a 5% death rate.  A growth rate of 20% per year is often used by land managers to predict herd sizes.

Of the adults, 48.1% were stallions and 51.9% 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 20 ended with 138 unaccounted-for animals.

The number of horses removed to date is 1,409.  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: 16,908 AUMs per year
  • Water liberated to date: 14,090 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 17.

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