Simple, clever device. Restrains adult sheep and goats by holding neck and front legs alongside each other. Without the use of its front feet or the ability to raise its head, the animal is immobilized.
- To take the “fight” out of lambing and kidding females when you need to intervene and/or leave the animal to go for extra supplies. Nearly as useful as a 2nd person (but less expensive and less interesting).
- For trimming hooves or tagging ears.
- For transporting individual animals on ATV’s and ATV trailers.
Any livestock restraint may cause some degree of stress, but they do not cause pain to the sheep when used properly.
- Made of nearly-indestructible polycarbonate
- For adult sheep and goats
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Blue Leg Aluminum CrookItem #803001 -
Leg crooks are best for goats because goats prefer to face you--so if you wish to catch them in a pen, it works best to do so by snagging a front foot.$28.00
The "Premier" Fiberglass CrookItem #804331 -
An all-around good shepherd’s crook for handling sheep. Lightweight for quick handling.$30.00
Aluminum Tube RedCote™ Crook, 54 in.Item #804326 -
Used for grabbing animals as they are passing by or singling one out of a group. Handles well.$28.00
Sweet Chestnut Wooden Neck CrookItem #804100 -
Wooden neck crook preferred for herding dog trials. Light in hand. Nearly essential for herding sheep.$47.00
KiwiCrook™Item #804334 -
Has both a neck and leg crook for catching sheep and goats. Lightweight for quick handling.$52.00
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Paula H from Mississippi
Premier has fast shipping as always, BUT this product does NOT work as stated. I have a VERY pregnant 2yr old full size Lamancha goat. She needed her feet trimmed one last time before she delivers. I am very gentle with my goats, and most of my goats dont complain,but due to lack of attention, by her recent previous owner, her hooves are somewhat mishapen, and have a tendency to pick up fecal matter, which quickly begins to impact and rot in places,causing a terrible smell and infection. She was not afraid of having me trim her feet, as I had already done so twice. We were growing them out. She was afraid of the Gambrel. I made sure I was familiar with it before I used it. We went to a nice shady grassy, safe area. After I got her to laydown,nuzzle me and give me a kiss. We tried the gambrel on. At first she was mystified, so I patted her, reassured her and attemped to show her the grass by her muzzle. She started to eat some grass. Stopped. Then decided the gambrel was not for her. She struggled a bit and I again reassured her. I proceeded to do the final trim on the second to last hoof and she suddenly jumped to a half standing positip and tried to run away. The trim knife sliced open the pad of my thumb 1/4 inch down and worst of all the side of her hoof causing it to bleed.I can tough it out. It's mostly healed up now, This happened 2 wks ago, but she now has a fear of getting
feet trimmed, I don't have a retraint device that works, and after reviewing the entire process,I found that I followed the instructions exactly. Her name is Lucibelle and she weighs between 140 and 160 depending on her condition. Thank You. Paula
Tina E from Billy Joe's Food Farm, Kansas
Easy to use, affordable, reliable. Not very often that you find a product that does exactly what it says it will do. This restrainer WORKS.
Deborah N from WV
Works great, and is lightweight. Easy to apply and remove. The sheep can be positioned on their side, stomach, or back while wearing it. One acrobatic hair sheep wheelbarrowed himself accross the pen while wearing it but was easily caught up.
We call them lamb hand cuffs. They work great. We move the lambs to the barn on a plastic sled. The lamb hand cuffs keep the lambs from getting up and falling off the sled. Nearly all of the 350 lambs that are born every year here will wear them for a bit.