Ringarooma celebrates being Legendairy capital at show

Ringarooma’s population always swells for its show, but this year the town’s event was even bigger as the community celebrated being the Legendairy capital of Australia.

The usually quiet dairy town of 232 grew tenfold for the show this year as Tasmanians joined the Ringarooma community event at the primary school.

With activities spanning calf judging, jumping castles, “cowfies” (cow selfies) and milkshakes.

Dairy Australia community project manager Natasha Busbridge congratulated Ringarooma and said the event was a well-deserved celebration for the town, the community and the locals behind the nomination.

“It’s clear that dairy is at the heart of Ringarooma – the people recognise the role dairy farmers play in the social fabric of the town and the contribution they make to the industry and the Australian economy – and that’s what this program is all about,” Ms Busbridge said.

“A big thanks to the Ringarooma Show Society, the community groups and supporters who brought this celebration to life,” she said.

Ringarooma received a $2500 community grant to renew recreational areasat Ringarooma Primary School, extend the school’s vegetable garden and maintaining the town’s defibrillator.

As the national title holder, Ringarooma received an additional $7500 to help restore the school’s historical dairy to connect students with the local dairy industry.