We are extremely passionate about what we do and are driven to produce the best article we can. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients to enable us to understand their individual operations so that we can exceed their requirements and expectations.


Our vision, our planning, our diversity of skills and our complete dedication ensures that we continually grow and improve our operation, striving for excellence in all that we do.


Paul Laycock B.App.Sc (RT) QCAH.


Paul is the driving force behind High Country Droughtmasters success.


With a lifelong passion for cattle breeding and production and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to business management, marketing and client relationships, he has seen his vision come to fruition.


He strives to exceed our clients expectations and ensure they have success with High Country Genetics.


Paul is a past President of the Droughtmaster Association.

Lisa Laycock BVSc (hons) B.App.Sc (RT)


Lisa brings experience both as a Veterinarian and member of the Australian Cattle Veterinarians as well as years working as an Animal Nutritionist.


She sees on a daily basis the importance of fertility, nutrition, health and structural soundness and their effects on a breeding enterprises profitability.


An advocate for forage based nutrition for gut, joint and hoof health,  morphology testing, DNA analysis and producing healthy, practical cattle with longevity.


Steph Laycock


Currently studying Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness at University, Steph's passion for cattle and beef production is palpable.


She is the brains behind our pedigrees, breedplan recording, genetics and breeding decisions, initial selection criteria and is our walking database for everything High Country.


We have no doubt that her love of the industry and desire to see High Country Droughtmasters grow even further and flourish will see her a pivotal member of the team for the forseeable future.

Lachlan Young


Lachlan is integral in the success of our stud.


A keen interest for everything to do with the inner workings and day to day farm management.


He excels at managing the farming/agronomy side of the business. He places a high emphasis on forage production, pasture improvement and hay and silage production and is excellent at making sure our equipment is maintained and runs smoothly.

Matt Petty


Matt has lifelong experience in the cattle industry, with a love of stud breeding.


He is responsible for the preparation of both our show and sale team.


His eye for detail, calm manner and natural affinity for working with cattle has seen us implement low stress cattle handling techniques.


His wealth of experience can see Matt turn his hand to whatever is happening on the farm, an integral part of our team.

Michael Laycock


Recently finished high school, Michael is now studying business and management which will be well utilised in the future in terms of property management and growth of the stud.