Rory’s farming business is located close to the small fishing villages of Port William and Monreith, in the Machars of Wigtownshire, near Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway.
Rory and his brother currently run a 200-sow pig business and an 1100-cow dairy enterprise.
The business has been in the Christie family for three generations with Rory managing the dairy side of the business and his brother Gregor in charge of the pig unit.
Within the dairy unit, the brothers work with two other dairy farmers, pooling the cows’ genetic resources to breed the best possible herds for their pasture-based dairy systems. Using the latest genetic testing, AI and embryo transfer (where fertilised eggs are extracted from the best cows and implanted in poorer cows to increase the number of top offspring), they are rapidly improving herd health, productivity, and profits.