A solitary and unremarkable figure, the Farmer tends to his small-holding with only the loyal Bitzer for assistance. He goes about his business with a dogged dependability, expressing little emotion except the occasional burst of frustration when things go wrong, or an air of bemusement at the result of some of Shaun’s antics. However, we get some clues to his inner life – he is enthusiastic about new technology and has a secret passion for drum and bass.
Like all the human characters in the series, we see him from the animals’ point of view and his speech comes across as a series of grunts and mumbles. He is unaware that his farmyard fold are anything other than normal animals – and Bitzer is determined to keep it that way; the Farmer must never find out what goes on when his back is turned.