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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Grace P from Tennessee
This is and has been a great tool, I'm not sure how I functioned on the farm before I got it!!! I used it for the first time after receiving when working our 40+ head of semi-feral boer cross goats. My best goat friend loved it so much, I had to order her one for Christmas!
The ONLY reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I think there is a little room for improvement... I would love to see the handle designed to be slightly more ergonomic when using as a walking stick. I also wonder if the leg catch could be made to taper down a bit narrower for a little smaller leg?
Overall, I love love this crook and will continue to use it daily. Thanks Premier for a great product!!
Kerry J from Washington
We have been very pleased with the crook. Ours like others does seem to shed a few glass splinters. I wrapped it in colored duck tape. I would still recommend it, but keep your gloves on or a pair of tweezers handy.
Cheri M from Idaho
Basic design of this is great. Only thing I would change is to coat the fiberglass rod so that bare hands don't get glass slivers in them.
Jim V from Langley, B.C.
Lightweight and strong. Best one I have ever used. Sheppard's hook works very well even when they are spinning around and the leg crook is unbelievable effective for the wild ones. Works great on my goats and sheep. Worth every penny.
Warren T from Pennsylvania
I have used several different types of crooks before and find this Kiwicrook to be the most effective. I am very pleased to have made the purchase.