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About us - The team

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Paul Laycock

A passion for cattle breeding and production and knowledge when it comes to business management, 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.

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Gareth Laycock

Gareth is responsible for our Livestock supplement business as well as all aspects of the stud cattle and sale preparation. He has  been involved in his families farm for his whole life and brings stud experience from operating his own successful Simmental stud. 

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Steph Laycock

Steph has completed a dual degree in both Agribusiness and Agriculture (Livestock) at University and her passion for cattle and beef production is palpable.


She is involved in all aspects of the stud including animal health, selection, genetics, growth and development, breeding objectives, and presale testing and preparation as well as breaking in and preparing our show cattle.


She also runs her own herd, High Country ‘S’ Droughtmasters.

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Sam Zabel

Sam assists with all aspects of the farming operation. He is involved with all crop and pasture production and cattle operations and is a key member of the team for managing the sale cattle progression and hay production.

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