“Every once in a while, as you chase after making an impact you get to experience the moment it all comes together, all of the planning, all of the risk and all of the work. All of that creates something pretty special”


Sire: Charinga Neil 170009

Dam: Rifle 160022

Micron: 19.0

SD: 3.3

CV: 17.4

CF: 99.3

WoolCut: 184% 

7 Months Shearing: 19.0 Mic 16.4kg

YWT: 4.3

YFD: -1.3

YCFW: 31.3

MP+: 175.71

FP+: 161.26

DP+: 165.48

Described by Roger as “One of the best skin sheep ever seen on Banavie”, this young ram was anointed with the “009” tag number, as a tribute to his father. This ET bred sire is as exciting as any Poll bred at Banavie in recent times. The genetic combination does not get much better than this... His Sire “Charinga Neil” and his mother is ET bred from Banavie royalty, being a “Rifle” (130303 $30,000) daughter, by 110016, which is $60,000 130333s mother. 009 has super soft richly nourished pearly white wool.


He is loaded with fibre due to his outstanding fibre alignment, which consists of deep horseshoe shaped crimp which when inspected carefully folds completely back onto itself. This highly elastic fibre is beautiifly cyilindrical, allowing it to grow extreme staple length and super staple strength within highly compacted fibre bundles creating true density. His high secondary to primary fibre ratio, creates a low suint and high wax nourishment which will protect the fibre in all climatic extremes. Equally as important, that along with his extreme skin, 009 presents with a strong constitution. He has a pure open face, big barrel, and stands tall with a proud outlook.


He has strong bone in his legs with excellent length in the cannon bone and correct feet and pasterns. 009 is from one of the heaviest wool cutting families in Australia, his fibre quality and production comes from his father and his structural soundness, make and shape come from his mother, he will go on and make a meaningful impact to both stud and commercial flocks throughout the industry and we are very proud to call him a Banavie.



Sire: IMPERIAL 141


Drop: April 2017

Weight: 150 KG (July 19)

Poll Test: PP

Micron: 21.9

SD: 3.1

CV: 114.2

Purchased from the Gooding Family’s East Mundulla Merino Stud, at Katanning Ram Sale in 2017 “Masterbuilt” is an ET bred Sire purchased for his excellent bone and scale. He is very tall and correct with great neck extension and straight backline. His wool is soft, lustrous and bold. Masterbuilt has become a foundation sire here at Banavie, we have used him in ET, AI and naturally. 

Masterbuilt has become a foundation sire here at Banavie, we have used him in ET, AI and naturally. Masterbuilt lambs will be on display at our field day and sons on offer in 2021. Semen has been collected and sold already into 3 states. A real impact sire which will take Poll breeding in the right direction.

"BIG DAVE" 190171

Big Dave wool cut.jpg
Big Dave wool.jpg


Dam: Rifle 160156

Poll Test: PP

Micron: 20.9

SD: 3.0

CV: 16.3

CF: 98.9

WoolCut: 139% 

Fat: 8

EMD: 37

Huge young sire. He was 141kg with Lambs teeth on inspection day 2020. Extra muscle and fat. Big staple length with excellent width through the body. He is tall and proud and deep. Excellent bone. Has quick maturity and rare combination of positive fat, positive EMD and positive wool cut. He has been extensively used in ET and AI at both Banavie and Charinga.

YWT: 12.96 (TOP 5%)

PWT: 9.59 (TOP 5%)

YCFW: 35.07 (TOP 5%)

MP+: 171.64 (Top 5%)

FP+: 140.77

DP+: 183.05 (TOP 5%)

YEMD: 0.82

YFAT: 0.35

YSL: 9.76

CUT: 11.5kg 7 Months

“Big Boy” Masterbuilt 190423


Dam: Gowandale 160325

Drop: June 2019

Poll Test: PP

Weight: 109.5Kg & Gaining

Micron: 20.9

SD: 3.4

CV: 15.4

CF: 99.3

Big Boy has grown into a big upstanding Sire with excellent structure and spring of rib. This interesting semen sire has exceptional width and stands extremely square like his father. He has a tremendous cover of soft bright wool, cutting 11.7kg with 7 months wool. A great dual-purpose sire and PP Bred.

This interesting semen sire has lovely coverage and exceptional width, as well as standing very square like his father. He is a very big sheep with great structure and spring of rib. He stands correct on his feet. A very heavy cutting sheep with a clean, dry poll that will make a great dual purpose sire.