The "Premier" Fiberglass Crook
- 53" long
- Top is very tough molded plastic
- Holds its original shape and rarely breaks
- Shaft is coated fiberglass. Unlike aluminum, it does not bend or deform
It's the most functional neck crook we've ever used. Given a choice, we always grab this one.
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The crook works great in most cases we find ourselves wondering how we got along without one. However i think we might try another brand next time we order as this one the handle on the end of the shaft slides right off. Infact the other night a ewe was bolting out of the barn and the crook was the last line of defense and the crook slid through my hand and the rubber end slid right off and the ewe crashed right through my wife trying to block her exit. Its good and usefull but not as reliable in my experience.
Zane D from Idaho
Once my 12-year old daughter figured out a technique, so was able to snare the ewes we needed to catch and put in the barn with ease, and the ewes were so much calmer than when we have had to chase them around and catch them by hand. It has saved so much work and the risk of us getting run over or falling down. This is a great crook, and I would recommend it to anyone. My daughter only has 20 head and in my opinion it has paid for itself in time saving and grief elimination.
Stewart H from Stewart from Alabama
This is a very good, light weight crook. When used correctly will last for years. Use it as an extention of your arm, not as a pry bar. I use mine daily while handling 300+ sheep. A real good Border Collie helps too :-)
Jane A. O from Central Texas
I have three (oldest is 4) and keep one by each gate. I bent the aluminum ones when catching sheep (we think there are better methods and equipment for that) and these lightweight crooks are easy to carry while feeding, moving a flock, catching lambs, opening gates, or for safeguarding against rams when ewes are "calling". A wonderful everyday shepherd's tool!
Crystal E from California
This crook is lightweight and works great for catching ewes, even wooled ewes. It was my first crook and after having it, I don't know why I waited so long to get one. They are very helpful tools. The reason for only three stars? I've had two and they both only lasted about a year before the fiberglass handles broke. One broke when a 70 lb lamb that was caught ran by a post, breaking the shaft in the middle. A good wrench, but it wasn't a big lamb. The other had something set on the end, splitting it. So no, it wasn't like I just dropped them and they broke, but I did expect something used for handling livestock to hold up a bit better. I think next time I'll try a different crook.