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.
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Elaine G from Oregon
This works excellent for catching my sheep. I have used it several times now.
Don K from Michigan
I must say that when I first got this crook I was a little disappointed. The ends felt kind of heavy and the shaft small in hand - not like the light chestnut crook that I had ruined by leaving it out in the rain. But last night I had a total change of heart. I had to catch and sort out some 6 week old lambs that I had lured into a holding pen. You know how quick lambs are, but this crook worked like magic. The foothold end is set at a right angle to the hook and forms a natural handle that give you leverage to you leverage to twist the hook after snagging the animal's neck. I was able to catch and reel in the lambs even though they struggled like mad. I haven't had occasion to use the leg hook yet, but I already love this crook.
Wrangler H from Saskatchewan, Canada
I absolutely love this crook! It was recommended by another producer and I would recommend it to anyone else who has sheep. Managing a flock by yourself has some challenges, but utilizing simple tools such as this crook will definately make the process easier and faster.
I rated the crook as a 4/5 due to the simple fact that I have hardly used it, and hang it inside my barn when not in use - yet the tab that releases the leg hook has broke, leaving a sharp edge that requires some repairs. It's an all around solid/sturdy crook, unsure whether it was just a faulty piece? Either way, I still think the product is worth the investment.
William J from Texas
We operate a large, commercial flock of hair sheep and Club goats in West Central Tx. In our opinion there are two things that no producer can do without- one is a well trained dog and the other is this crook! Absolutely fantastic for grabbing that one ewe or doe, right out of the pasture, that needs some extra care or attention. We don't know how we ever got along without it. One thing we would like is for Premier to offer in longer lengths. 90% of the time the KiwiCrook is great but other times it's way too short.
John G from Missouri
This is absolutely a great product, it made lambing alot easier when need catch ewes it's great have option for foot and neck. I was a lil worried the foot catch wouldn't work but has caught and held onto every foot I've tried, the only problem I've found is sometimes it's to short to get ahold of some the flighter ewes otherwise I would give it five stars. Might be better if offered in different lengths, would recommend this to every goat and sheep farmer it's amazing.