WILDER, Idaho — A 23-minute video about Idaho sheep has generated a lot of attention on YouTube and nobody is quite sure why.
The video has been viewed more than 262,000 times since it was posted in June 2013.
It features Wilder sheep rancher Frank Shirts and some of his 28,000 ewes and lambs. Shirts speaks openly about the love he has for the job and the challenges he faces.
Shirts said though he’s “tickled to death over” the video’s success, he’s not surprised by it because a lot of people love sheep. Shirts said he’s most happy that the video has shed some light on some of the positive aspects of the sheep industry.