The UK is
one of the oldest members of the IDF, having been a member since
1904 when the Ministry of Agriculture acted as the National Committee.
However, as the IDF broadened its field of activities it was recognised
that wider representation was required and thus, following a meeting
of the various UK dairy organisations, the UKDA was established
in July 1950. Following a Special General Meeting on 4 October 2005,
UKDA was subsequently re-named as UK-IDF.