About Us

The Austin family started out at Upper Houses Farm in 1955 and had always carried out a mixed farming operation of dairy, beef and arable. With a growing family to provide for, an opportunity arose in 1991 to purchase a milk round. After purchasing additional rounds, in 1992 the family decided to diversify and invest in a small processing plant. Lanchester Dairies was born!

They have continued to upgrade processing equipment and reinvest year on year back in to the business. The most recent upgrade in 2016 increased the dairy’s processing capacity to in excess of 3.5 million litres per week. With a dedicated team of staff Lanchester Dairies has continued to provide the highest quality products and service to match. From the beginnings of delivering glass bottles to residential doorsteps, the business now serves a broad customer base ranging from local convenience stores, cafe’s, bottled milk buyers and supermarkets, up to mulitnational wholesalers and food manufacturers.

The business prides itself on the fact that it remains a 100% family owned and ran alongside a dedicated management and team.

Meet the family

Billy Austin, Director

Billy Austin


Julie Austin, Director

Julie Austin


Chris Austin, Operations Manager

Chris Austin

Operations Manager

Sarah Stirk, Accounts

Sarah Stirk


Your complete dairy processing and distribution service

Providing dairy and related produce to milk men, convenience stores, national supermarkets, food manufacturers, cafes, pubs, restaurants and beyond.

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