Farmer Trotter is the owner and operator of a pig farm. He also keeps bee hives and has been known to herd sheep. According to a magazine article, he also keeps cows and chickens and grows carrots and potatoes. Jem Cole, Terence and Trevor sometimes work on his farm.
Farmer Trotter is good friends with
Farmer McColl and Jem Cole. He presumably worked on several other farms before he got his own farm, including Farmer McColl's and another along the Skarloey Railway. He was part of the team that found Duke and has also driven Trevor on occasion.
Farmer Trotter also has
his own field which does not appear to be located near his pig farm. The field is occupied by cows which presumably belong to him.
Farmer Trotter wears a dark green waistcoat over a white t-shirt, with brown trousers and black boots.
- Season 3 A Scarf for Percy ( cameo), Henry's Forest ( cameo), Buzz, Buzz ( cameo), Oliver Owns Up ( cameo), Bulgy ( not named), Heroes ( cameo) and Percy, James and the Fruitful Day ( cameo)
- Season 4 Sleeping Beauty ( not named), Bulldog ( cameo), Home at Last ( cameo), Passengers and Polish ( cameo), Paint Pots and Queens ( cameo) and Special Attraction ( cameo)
- Season 5 Horrid Lorry ( cameo), Bye George! ( cameo), Baa! ( not named), Toby and the Flood ( cameo), Toby's Discovery ( cameo), Thomas and the Rumours ( cameo), A Surprise for Percy ( cameo), Make Someone Happy ( cameo) and Busy Going Backwards ( cameo)
- Season 6 Twin Trouble ( cameo), The World's Strongest Engine ( cameo), Scaredy Engines ( cameo), Percy and the Haunted Mine ( cameo), Middle Engine ( cameo), James and the Red Balloon ( cameo), Percy's Chocolate Crunch ( cameo), Thomas, Percy and the Squeak ( cameo), Thomas the Jet Engine ( cameo) and Edward the Very Useful Engine ( cameo)
- Season 7 Emily's New Coaches ( deleted scene cameo), Percy Gets it Right ( stock footage cameo), Bill, Ben and Fergus ( pre-filmed footage cameo), Edward's Brass Band ( cameo), Bad Day at Castle Loch ( cameo), Salty's Stormy Tale ( cameo), Something Fishy ( cameo), Peace and Quiet ( not named; does not speak), Fergus Breaks the Rules ( cameo), Bulgy Rides Again ( cameo), Harold and the Flying Horse ( cameo), Best Dressed Engine ( cameo), Gordon and Spencer ( cameo) and Three Cheers for Thomas ( cameo)
- Season 8 Thomas and the Firework Display ( cameo), Emily's Adventure ( cameo) and Too Hot for Thomas ( cameo)
- Season 10 Big Strong Henry ( cameo)
- Season 11 Toby's Triumph ( cameo) and Thomas and the Runaway Car ( cameo)
- Season 12 Mountain Marvel ( cameo)
- Season 13 Thomas and the Pigs, Henry's Good Deeds, Buzzy Bees and Hiro Helps Out ( mentioned)
- Season 14 James in the Dark ( does not speak) and Diesel's Special Delivery ( does not speak)
- Season 15 Big Belle ( mentioned)
- Season 16 Race to the Rescue ( cameo), Flash Bang Wallop! ( does not speak) and Happy Birthday Sir!
- Season 19 Very Important Sheep ( cameo)
- Season 21 Unscheduled Stops ( mentioned)
He was also mentioned in the Mr. Arkwright segment,
Mr. Arkwright gets Ready on the Percy and the Bandstand DVD.
2004 - Double Trouble! ( cameo)
2009 - Mountain Marvel! (does not speak)
2010 - Thomas and the Pigs and Henry's Good Deeds
2012 - Thomas and the Pigs, The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 639) ( mentioned), and The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 653) ( mentioned)
2013 - Happy Birthday, Sir! ( mentioned), Flash! Crash! Wallop! ( mentioned), The Fat Controller's Bedtime Story (Issue 662) ( mentioned), and Henry's Scary Passenger! ( mistaken for )
Farmer Collett 2014 - Valentine's Surprise ( mistakenly referred to as Farmer Trott), Happy Birthday, Sir! ( mentioned), Fever!, and Emily Makes a Splash! ( mentioned)
2017 - Flash! Crash! Wallop! ( mentioned)
In the third to fifth seasons, he was clean shaven. He gained a beard in the eleventh season and had stubble in the CGI Series.
There is a workman that resembles him who works at the Clay Pits, but it is unknown if it is him or not.