Women in Dairy

Women in Dairy is an initiative from RABDF and Promar International, designed to bring women working in our industry together through regional discussion group meetings to learn, network and promote the image of dairy farming.

Our aims are:

  • Connect – Bringing women together from across the dairy industry.

  • Share – Exchange knowledge and experiences to develop skills and confidence.

  • Inspire – Encouraging innovative thinking and vision for the future of UK dairy.

Our Activities

Local groups and meetings

Women in Dairy operates through a network of regional groups which focus on a variety of topics such as calf rearing, succession, finance, disease control and animal health and promotion of dairy products. The topics covered are chosen by the groups and we use industry experts to give you the best information available.

Joining a group is a great way to meet other women in your local area, learn and share skills and get involved in something new.

Find your local group using the list below and see the events calendar for upcoming meetings.

Annual Conference

Our annual, one day conference takes place in September each year. Women in Dairy members receive a 25% discount on tickets for the conference among other benefits.

Further information is available here.

Upcoming events

Latest News

Find a group

There are currently Women in Dairy groups running across the country. The locations are detailed below. If you are interested to join a group, please contact the facilitator for that group.

South West

South East

  • Oxfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire




We are working to establish new groups across the UK. If there is not currently a group near you, please contact us to see if one can be set up, on womenindairy@rabdf.co.uk or call 02476 639 317


Women in Dairy Membership costs £45 per year and includes the following benefits:

  • Access to a network of Women in Dairy groups across the UK. Groups run at least four meetings per year with speakers from across the industry. Topics may include animal health, calf rearing, nutrition, health and safety on farm, first aid and are agreed based on the needs of the group

  • Networking with likeminded people

  • Dedicated Facebook page for women working in the dairy industry

  • 25% discount on tickets to the Women in Dairy annual conference

  • Women in Dairy newsletters – sent by email as part of Milk Digest

  • Brand new Dairy-Tech event – one free ticket worth £20 & additional tickets at 15% discount

  • All RABDF farm walks and the Gold Cup open day

  • RABDF Policy Conference – 25% discount

  • Total Dairy Conference – 10% discount

  • Milk Digest – member-only newsletter with dedicated Women in Dairy pages featuring advice, news and updates

  • “Have your say” – raise issues and ideas at Council and parliamentary level through the APPG

  • Member only access to new reports and insight papers

  • Support for the industry – RABDF membership supports the whole British Dairy Industry

Women in Dairy membership runs from April to March each year and any current RABDF members can transfer to the Women in Dairy category.  Please contact us if you have any queries about membership.