North-East dairy region Ringarooma has been named this year’s Legendairy capital of Tasmania.
Ringarooma joins seven other Legendairy capitals from across the country named by Dairy Australia.
The accolade means Ringarooma will vie with the other capitals to be named Dairy Austrlalia’s national winner as judged by an independent judging panel.
Dorset Mayor Greg Howard said it would be a great boost for the community, which had suffered in the past few years.
He said the dairy community at Ringarooma and Winnaleah had suffered during the tumultuous price crash over the past 12 months.
In addition the community has also recently lost its community football team.
However, he said this award and good seasonable conditions had improved the outlook for the area.
Dairy Australia’s Managing Director Ian Halliday said after a challenging 12 months it was even more important now to recognise those communities doing well in the sector.
“We are incredibly proud of all our nominated communities and would like to thank all entrants for sharing their personal stories of what makes towns like Ringarooma LEGENDAIRY,” he said.
An independent panel of representatives from Australia’s State Dairy Farmer Organisations was appointed to assess each nomination and grade finalists against a set of program criteria. Ringarooma will receive a $2,500 community grant for Ringarooma Primary School.