Celebrate Success and Strive for Excellence.

Our Awards

Celebrate Success and Strive for Excellence

Rylib Group Performance Awards

Started in 2010 as a way for John and Kelly to celebrate the collective success of the team. The awards reward individuals for their hard work and nurture a culture that recognises high achievers, laughs at their mistakes and encourages plenty of respectful fun as a team.

The annual event is sponsored by main suppliers in the form of merchandise, with the company offering monetary prizes for several of the awards. Farm Managers, Assistant Managers, key stakeholders and, of course, their partners, are all invited.

The two biggest awards are the ‘Farm Pride‘ award and ‘Farm of the Year‘, based on EFS (Economic Farm Surplus). This fosters healthy competition, with Managers eager to adopt and implement the successful processes of each other’s operations on their own farms.

The benefits of this event and the culture it helps to fuel, far outweigh the cost to the business, and every year Kelly and John relish the opportunity to show the team how much they are valued and appreciated.

Rylib Group

2022 performance


A great night was had by all at Duke of Malborough, Russell. Thank you to all our generous sponsors. The big winners for the night were:

Farm of the Year

James Martin

Sponsored by: BNZ, Allflex New Zealand and Agrifeeds

Nearest to Budget

Matthew Steffensen

Sponsored by: Ballance

Farm Pride

Matthew Steffensen

Sponsored by: Morrison Agri

Highest Production /ha

Ashley Wilson

Sponsored by: Agrifeeds and RDP

Highest In-calf rate at 6 weeks

Murray Bowden

Sponsored by: Dairy Vets

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sheldon Price

Sponsored by: Agrifeeds

Driving Our Culture

Tom Comer

Sponsored by: Tavendale & Partners and RDP

Values Alignment

Nicci Russell

Sponsored by: Tavendale & Partners and Young Electrical

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