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About Us

The RABDF is the only independent, specialist sectoral body dedicated to representing the interests of practical British dairy farmers. We are striving to ensure a more viable and sustainable future for British dairy farming. With the increasing legislation and financial constraints facing the industry, our role is more vital than ever.

Our voice has to be strong if it is to be heard. We want every dairy farmer in the Britain to become a member of our association. The more members we have the greater our impetus, which will in turn improve our chances of making sure your voice is heard wherever it can have influence.

Alongside our lobbying activities, the RABDF also run an annual programme of events designed to provide dairy farmers with opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer. There is no greater example of this than Livestock Event which we organise in July each year in order to provide dairy farmers with a unique forum for sector specific information exchange. Our members receive two free tickets to Livestock Event each year amongst many other substantial benefits.

RABDF History

RABDF was founded in 1876 as an independent organization dedicated to the interests of dairy farmers, the improvement of dairy stock, dairy produce and the dairy industry of the UK and the establishment of the Dairy Show (now the Livestock Event). 

Initially membership was concentrated in the South of England and included dairy farmers, vets, consultants, herd managers and members of the supply trade.

RABDF was registered as a charity at a very early stage and was appropriately based at offices in London, where the Dairy Show was held for over 100 years at Olympia... read more

RABDF is the only independent organisation dedicated to representing the interests of British dairy farmers.


If you wish to contact RABDF about a general enquiry please use the contact form found on the Contact Us page. This will ensure your request is dealt with quickly. Alternatively, please click on a member of staff below to view into their Online Profile.