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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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Steph Laycock

Steph has completed a dual degree in both Agriculture and Business 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.


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.


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.

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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.

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Harry Fitzgerald

Harry grew up in the Brisbane Valley and brings with him a lifelong association and interest in the beef industry.


He is involved in the production and preparation of our annual sale team, as well as the day to day management of our stud. He has also been overseeing our recent IVF program and helping with the show teams preparation. 

He is currently studying Sustainable Agriculture at University. 

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Gareth Laycock

Gareth now heads up our Livestock supplement business as well as being involved in helping to prepare our show team. He has  been involved in his families farm for his whole life and brings stud experience from operating his own successful Simmental stud.