A bale of alfalfa-grass mix was $36 today, the same as July and August, 20 bales minimum.
The single-bale price was $37, also unchanged.
The price in July last year was $19 per bale, 20 bales minimum.
The average horse would need five bales per month, putting the cost of feed at $180 per AUM.
The public-lands ranchers currently pay $1.35 per AUM, a price that’s been stuck in a time capsule with only minor adjustments since the 1960s.
Taxpayers pick up the tab for the removal, processing and stockpiling of wild horses, allowing them to profit handsomely from this government giveaway.
One of their greatest fears is paying market rates to feed their animals.
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