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 the Nicholls family relish the opportunity to show the team how much they are valued and appreciated.

Rylib Group

2023 performance


A great night was had by all at Peppers Bluewater Resort & Spa in Lake Tekapo.  Thank you to all our generous sponsors. The big winners for the night were:

Farm of the Year

James Martin

Sponsored by: ASB 

Farm Pride

Matthew Steffensen

Sponsored by: Morrison Agri, Rodger Smith Contracting and Agrifeeds

Driving our Culture & Values Alignment

Sheldon & Hayley Price

Sponsored by:  Tavendale & Partners

Driving the Cultural Change w Health & Safety

Haze Poutai

Sponsored by: Work Safe

Highest In-calf rate at 6 weeks

Jonathon Hoets

Sponsored by: Dairy Vets and Cates Grain & Seed

Farm Environmental Excellence

Jonathon Hoets 

Sponsored by: Ravensdown

Business Understanding & Growth

Matthew Steffensen

Sponsored by: BDO 

Assistant Manager of the Year

Shiv Raj 

Sponsored by: Young Electrical 

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