Women in Dairy

Women in Dairy is an initiative from Promar International and RABDF, supported by AHDB Dairy, designed to bring women working in our industry together through regional meetings for training, networking and to promote the dairy industry. 

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

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 below.



You don't need to pay to attend any Women in Dairy regional meetings. You can however become a member to support the work of the groups and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to a network of Women in Dairy groups across the UK,
  • Networking with like minded people,
  • Dedicated Facebook page for women working in the dairy industry,
  • Two discounted tickets to the Women in Dairy annual conference,
  • Regular Women in Dairy newsletters – sent by email,
  • Two free tickets to the Livestock Event, organised by RABDF, each year where a meeting will be held for all Women in Dairy members,
  • Invitations to all RABDF organised farm walks and open days, 
  • Access to the RABDF energy helpline to help reduce energy costs,
  • Access to RABDF council members,
  • Voting rights at RABDF elections,
  • Regular copies of the RABDF newsletter – Milk Digest. 

Membership runs on an annual basis and is administered through RABDF. The cost of membership is £45 per year, payable to RABDF.

Women in Dairy membership runs from January to December 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.

Find a group

There are currently Women in Dairy groups running in the South West, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. The locations are detailed below. If you are interested to join a group, please contact the facilitator for that group.

The South West



North West

The Midlands


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, email womenindairy@rabdf.co.uk or call 0845 458 2711