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As part of annual tradition, thousands of sheep herded through Box Elder County

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Box Elder County, Utah — Saturday morning roads were shut down and motorists detoured as thousands of sheep made their way through Box Elder County.

Sardine canyon is shut down as Eph Jensen livestock herds their sheep every year.

The thousands of sheep that belong to the Jensen family are moved from their summer pasture in Mantua to Bear River City.

Even with rainy conditions in Utah on Saturday, the sheep continued on their route through Brigham City.

Many onlookers gathered to watch the herd walk down normally busy streets. The “sheep run” tradition comes every fall.

The Jensen family is still seeing the impacts on the wool industry from a hard year in 2019, the 2020 Australia fires and pandemic industry shutdowns in China.

 

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