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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Patricia P from California
Works great for goats and pigs!
Klaus H from Washington
I waffle between giving this tool a 4 or 5 rating. The hook works very well on lambs, but is in no way big enough for unshorn ewes or pre-harvest wethers. This is where the foot hook comes in and works like a charm. I had a knee replaced 3 weeks ago and could not have caught and marked my wethers without it. The crook is fantastic for hooking lambs as they go sailing past. The shaft is sturdy and will take a licking and keep on ticking. Still not perfect, but maybe no better mouse trap than this.
Madeleine B from Washington
The leg crook is amazingly effective! I will say the handle is very thin and slick, I will probably wrap it with grip tape so it’s easier to hold. I don’t have large hands but the pole is thin enough to be uncomfortable for me to grasp.
Jack A from Kansas
The Kiwi crook is a must have if you have goats or sheep. I’ve found that I’m not able to catch them with the leg end if they are paying attention and trying to get away. The neck end works good for that, but be sure to get right on them. This has been perfect for reaching in and grabbing a goat to be medicated. The leg end is my favorite part.
Don W from Washington
Design is great. But molded handles are difficult to hold in situations requiring a strong grip. Shaft needs a rubber covering. I actually prefer Premier's other crook with the rubber covering and even if the aluminum hoof grabber doesn't fit well, it is easier to work with.