A goat's agility, slim neck and lack of wool mean that neck crooks are often useless.
How to Use
To catch a ewe with newborn lambs on the pasture: First catch the lambs. Then lay a leg crook between the lambs and ewe with the crook head toward the ewe. The ewe will likely face her lambs. Encourage the ewe ever closer. When the ewe's front foot is near, instantly raise the crook and snare her front leg.
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Dennis D from Alberta, Canada
This tool is a god sent at cattle calving time. Bought this on a whim and will not do without. Very easy to catch a calf when near it's mum and no injuries when caught just above the hoof. We can treat, band and tag our calf without any chasing. It is very durable and would recommend this product to other cow/ calf operators.
Melanie P from SD
We've had this same crook for several years, used with great success catching sheep, no injuries to sheep. Bought this one to have one at each lambing barn. Have used other types of crooks, like this one best for catching.
Works well on my larger Spanish goats. Limited success with my kid goats under one year of age; need to hook them above the knee joint or they will slip out. Overall, it's a time saver for me as I don't have to run them down in the pen as much; the crook helps me run them into the pen corners to hook them. I expect with time and more experience with it, things will get easier.
Don't bother. Unless your sheep have the meatiest legs on Earth this crook is too wide to catch anything but air. I occasionally use it to direct sheep by waving it around but that's about it.
Richard F from Idaho
It works great for catching geese by the neck but it's not much good for goats.