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

Director

Peter Hornsby

Director

01388 720 411

peter@daf-petfood.co.uk

Lee Hornsby

Director

01388 720 411

lee@daf-petfood.co.uk

Roxy

Food Tester

Feedme@dinnertime

Steve Clark

Sales Manager

01388 720 411

steve@daf-petfood.co.uk

Claire Johnson

Retail Sales

01388 720 411

sales@daf-petfood.co.uk

Toni Edgar

Retail Sales

01388 720 411

toni@daf-petfood.co.uk

Kate Turner

Trade Sales

01388 720 411

trade@daf-petfood.co.uk

Nadia Robinson

Shop Manager

01388 720 411

nadia@daf-petfood.co.uk

Leah Hornsby

Accounts/Admin

01388 720 411

admin@daf-petfood.co.uk

Sarah Wilson

Accounts/Admin

01388 720 411

sarahwilson@daf-petfood.co.uk

Lydia Hall

Social Media/Admin

01388 720 411

lydiahall@daf-petfood.co.uk

Darius Raskauskas

Goods In

Ola Magda

Team Leader

Natasha Janouskova

Team Leader

Paulius Laurynaitis

Goods Out

Yazmin Hornsby

Trouble

Skye Johnson

Trouble

Lilly

Food Tester

Catalin Bacoanu

Driver HGV

Karolis Zekonis

Delivery Driver

Neil Hetherington

Delivery Driver

River

Puppy Food Tester

playtime@now

Rawsome

Mischief

lovesabellyrub@alltimes

South Zone

Sarah Hall

Branch Manager

01934 627 576

sarah@daf-petfood.co.uk

Sally Brown

Retail Sales

01934 627 576

sally@daf-petfood.co.uk

Sonia Hill

Trade Sales

01934 627 576

south@daf-petfood.co.uk

Lewis Robinson

Warehouse Operative

Seb

Warehouse Operative

Callum Harris

Warehouse Operative

Matt Pountney

Warehouse Operative

Bernie Austin

Shop Assistant

Kelly Jenner

Shop Assistant

01934 627576

Carla Newton

Delivery Driver

John Kay

Delivery Driver

John Lowe

Delivery Driver

Chris Boyd

Delivery Driver

David Hill

Delivery Driver

Rawsome

Mischief

Jack

Food Tester

Molly

Food Tester



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