For catching sheep and/or goats by the neck or leg.
It’s both a leg and a neck crook, obviously—but the most important advantage is the self-locking lever on the leg portion that ensures that an animal’s leg, once caught, remains caught until released by human hands.
Triangle point at end of leg shaft allows crook to be used as walking stick over treacherous ground.
Which crook is right for you?Each crook has their benefits. No shepherd is complete without a crook in hand, they save time and command the flock. Visit this link to compare all crook options.
- Catch warp-speed lambs and kids on the run
- Close gates and control the flock
- Lift newborns out of pens
- Sorting rams from ewes
- Guiding sheep and goats through handling yards
- As an easily seen pointing device to your helpers
We also carry handcrafted crooks and walking sticks which make the perfect gift for any cane enthusiast.
- Neck opening: 3-1/4"
- Leg opening: 1-1/4"
- Coated fiberglass shaft
- Strong molded plastic heads
- So named by Premier because a New Zealand sheep family designed and developed it.
For catching small breeds, lambs, sheep with wool, or goats with a neck crook: Once the neck is inside the loop, instantly rotate the crook with your wrist. This applies pressure to both sides of the neck and give you a precious second or two to pull the animal into reach of your hands.
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.
Restraint and Control
Gambrel Restrainer - largeItem #811000 -
Restrain and control sheep and goats of all sizes. Fits over the animals neck and locks their front legs in place.$24.00
Restraint and Control
Restraint Cuff, small, 24 mmItem #811030 -
Strong clasp can contain any build of sheep and it comes in different sizes for your convenience.$10.00
Shepherd’s Dog WhistleItem #818000 -
A variable-pitched whistle to aid in livestock herding. Train and transmit commands to sheepdogs, gundogs and other working dog breeds.$2.25
Sheep Management WheelItem #986000 -
Provides a detailed schedule based on your preferred lambing date. Very helpful in planning out your shepherding year.$14.00
Managing Pasture BookItem #981015 -
A complete guide on building healthy pasture for grass-based meat and dairy animals.$30.00
Pasture Management GuideItem #984000 -
The best modern guide we've seen by far. Highly recommended for all Midwest shepherds who pasture sheep.$18.00
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Miranda R from Vermont
I love these crooks. I have tried many different types from different places and Premier alike and I prefer these hands down. The two functions make it invaluable and multi-functional, and having something at each end keeps the animal from pulling it out of your hands. The crook part also curves back in, keeping the animal from too easily slipping back out once caught.
The only reason it’s not the perfect crook worth 5 stars is that the fiberglass does breakdown and start to splinter over time, especially out in the sun — in the fields during summer. Also the neck hook is a tad small for my thicker necked ewes and my rams.
Lawrence G from Missouri
I have boer goats. I am 64. When I need to catch kid goats, I use the hook. It saves on my back. I would recommend this product to anyone who has goats or sheep.
Ken B from Ohio
Nancy F from Texas
John W from Pennsylvania
Great sheep/goat KiwiCrooks. They get the job done! Neck or rear leg.