About us

Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) is a third generation family business, originally established in 1969 in County Durham.

Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) was established by Jack, Doreen, Peter & Lyn Hornsby. It was originally started to produce and supply raw food for the North East of England and grew a strong and reliable relationship with their customers. At the age of 17, Lee Hornsby joined the company and as with his grandparents and parents before him worked through the ranks doing everything from working on the production line to driving the heavy goods vehicles. Everybody did every job and that still applies to this day.

In November 2015 DAF created Durham Animal Feeds South, a distribution branch to supply our Southern based customers. We opened the distribution branch in Weston-Super-Mare which enabled Durham Animal Feeds to supply and deliver to most areas of the country. Durham Animal Feeds South is now managed by Sarah Hall who started as a driver. Following the DAF ethos she worked her way through the warehouse, into the retail shop, then progressing on through into administration in the office, finally taking charge of the whole of DAF South, making her the ideal candidate to communicate with customers, someone who has met and worked with them face to face just as Lee & Peter have, this ensures all the management at Durham Animal Feeds are knowledgeable yet accessible, a real intimate business. Everyone at DAF continues to work hard to ensure that they are at the forefront of the natural pet food industry, whilst maintaining the old-fashioned principals of honesty and first-class customer service that they have become famous for.

DAF natural pet foods have been developed with nothing added and nothing taken away, working closely with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), to ensure that all the products are of the highest possible standard and that all ingredients are ethically sourced.

To ensure that Durham Animal Feeds customers get the best possible price and value, simple clear, transparent, sealed and fully recyclable (where facilities allow) packaging is used for the products, DAF is not only a company which cares about the health and wellbeing of pets but is also conscientious about the environment.

Meet the team

Durham Animal Feeds is a third generation family business, originally established in 1969 in County Durham.

North Zone

Lyn Hornsby

Partner

Peter Hornsby

Partner

01388 720 411

peter@daf-petfood.co.uk

Lee Hornsby

Partner

01388 720 411

lee@daf-petfood.co.uk

Roxy

Food Tester

Feedme@dinnertime

Claire Johnson

Retail Sales

01388 720 411

sales@daf-petfood.co.uk

Kate Turner

Trade Sales

01388 720 411

orders@daf-petfood.co.uk

Vanessa Barrigan

Retail Sales

01388 720 411

info@daf-petfood.co.uk

Sarah Wilson

Shop Manager

01388 720 411

shop@daf-petfood.co.uk

Leah Hornsby

Accounts/Admin

01388 720 411

admin@daf-petfood.co.uk

Judy Pickavance

Accounts/Admin

01388 720 411

contact@daf-petfood.co.uk

Lydia Hall

Social Media/Admin

01388 720 411

rawdogfood@daf-petfood.co.uk

Steve Clark

Business Development

01388 720 411

steve@daf-petfood.co.uk

Karolis Zekonis

Factory Manager

Darius Raskauskas

Goods In

Kiesha Paulikas

Production - Team Leader (Nightshift)

Paulius Laurynaitis

Goods Out

Yazmin Hornsby

Trouble

Skye Johnson

Trouble

Lilly

Food Tester

Catalin Bacoanu

Driver HGV

Chris Hall

Driver HGV

Paul Hornsby

Delivery Driver

Phil Wiper

Delivery Driver

Peter Beckwith

Delivery Driver

Neil Hetherington

Delivery Driver

Lukas Bajor

Delivery Driver

Rawsome

Mischief

lovesabellyrub@times

South Zone

Sarah Hall

Branch Manager

01934 627 576

sarah@daf-petfood.co.uk

Sally Brown

Retail Sales

01934 627 576

southsales@daf-petfood.co.uk

Carla Newton

Retail Sales

01934 627 576

south@daf-petfood.co.uk

Radim Lukso

Warehouse/Forktruck Driver

Lewis Robinson

Warehouse Operative

Alex Stefan

Warehouse Operative

Macauley Kemmett

Warehouse Operative

Bernie Austin

Shop Assistant/Delivery Driver/Admin

Leah Griffin

Shop Assistant

Pal Lengyel

Delivery Driver

Leon Giles

Delivery Driver

Daniel

Delivery Driver

John Lowe

Delivery Driver

Molly

Food Tester

Jack

Food Tester

Rawsome

Mischief



Durham Animal Feeds Production Line

The purchase of new production line enabled us to launch a new range of products for both cat & dog food market. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Durham Animal Feeds