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Cohuna beaten by Ringarooma

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October 23, 2017

Ringarooma Primary School students celebrate the towns new found fame.

Lorraine Learmouth, of Cohuna, nominated the town before it went on to win the Legendairy Capital for the Murray Region.

Ringarooma, a remote dairy farming town in Tasmania's north-east, has been named Australia’s Legendairy Capital for 2017.

Home to just 232 people, the town is the second national Legendairy Capital, after Stanhope won the title in 2015.

Dairy Australia’s managing director Ian Halliday said the nominations received highlighted the enormous pride regional communities felt for their town and local dairy industry.

"It's important we continue to recognise hard working dairy farmers and their families and the contribution they make to their vibrant communities, the dairy industry and Australia’s economy," Mr Halliday said.

"It is clear from Ringarooma’s nomination that they’re an inclusive community that’s passionate about dairy farming and committed to sharing dairy’s story with the next generations."

By winning the national competition, Ringarooma, formerly known as Krushka Town, will receive $7500 in addition to the $2500 they received for being the Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.

The town will use the grants to renew recreational areas of the Ringarooma Primary School and restore the primary school’s historical dairy.

In winning the national competition, Ringarooma defeated Murray Region winner Cohuna as well as the winners from Gippsland, Western Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Western Australia and the sub-tropical region of Queensland.

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