Farmer Stories

22 red tractors and counting….

26 Sep 2018

​The Taylor family from Mauchline in South East Scotland have redder blood than most running through their veins. Three generations of the family, grandfather Jim, son Alistair and grandson Andrew, currently farm Hill Farm and neighbouring Lochhill Farm. The two locations have been tenanted by their ancestors since 1848 and 1911 respectively, and they currently take care of 90 dairy cows, 40 suckler cows and a flock of 20 pedigree Blue Faced Leicester sheep. Andrew also works part time as a consultant at the SRUC but still fits in milking both ends of most days. But it’s the fleet of tractors that are the real talking point for this farming family. The Case IH fans currently have no less than 22 red machines on their farm, with 10 still in working operation and the other 12 being vintage models, many of which have been lovingly restored.