A bale of alfalfa-grass mix was $28 today, 20 bales minimum, compared to $26 on March 5.
That works out to $140 per AUM for the average horse.
The single-bale price was $29.
The price last July was $19 per bale, 20 bales minimum, so the increase over ten months is 47%.
The public-lands ranchers currently pay $1.35 per AUM, the same as they did last year.
With the rising cost of feed and illnesses at the off-range corrals, wild horse adoptions may be heading for a downturn.
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