About us - The team

Paul Laycock

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

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.

Travis Enks

Travis is involved with our hay enterprise at Esk and has transformed the farm into a highly productive and efficient farm, producing clean hay of excellent nutritional quality. This farm supplies all of the requirements for High Country Droughtmasters as well as supplying large quantities of hay for our supplement business.

Steph Laycock

Currently studying Agriculture and Business at University, Steph’s 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 and offers 5 bulls and a young heifer at this years sale.

Lachlan Young

Lachlan is involved primarily in the forage production at the Esk farm as well as overseeing the day to day hands on operation of the Livestock Supplement business. He is doing a great job controlling logistics and ensuring the supplement deliveries run smoothly. Lachlan is also busy studying for a degree in Agribusiness.

Cory Kruger

Cory is involved daily with herd management, bull selection and sale preparation, breeding decisions and animal health.


He has once again done a brilliant job of presenting our 2020 draft for sale. He also runs his own stud, “Corolla Droughtmasters” at Toogoolawah.