Isaac Nathaniel Wegener

  • Head Shepherd/ General
  • Fairlie, New Zealand
  • Jan 09, 2022
Full time Drystock

Personal Summary

Isaac Nathaniel Wegener





Cell: 022 493 4699

Date of birth





About me

I am a strong and passionate hard worker, and I  have an open mind to new techniques/methods to improve my ability and knowledge. I always strive to do the best I can and always aim to improve myself by always learning from as many sources as possible. I am enthusiastic about explaining ideas I have and enjoy working hands on. I thrive in a working environment of effective communication and where I am stimulated to think constructively.

I have 7 years' experience on different types of high-country farms, along with earlier work experience during my school years.

I have certificates in Lincoln and Telford correspondence papers along with Primary ITO in Agriculture.

Certifications & Courses

  • 2020-Primary ITO Livestock feeding- level 3.
  • 2020-Primary ITO Pastures- Level 3
  • 2014-Cromwell Polytech- Primary ITO, Agriculture course-level 2
  • 2011-2013- Lincoln/ Telford papers, correspondence through High school. Level 1-2




  • I run a team of 5 dogs, experienced in various degrees as half my team are still young at the moment. I take great pride in keeping a well controlled team of dogs.
  • Chainsaw handling skills
  • Some tractor/ machinery experience have cultivated flat ground for crop/ pasture and some fencing, along with winter feeding using a bailage feeder and bailage grab and day to day use for moving heavy objects.
  • Experienced in livestock mustering and handling e.g., drafting, drenching, tailing, vaccination, etc.
  • Butchery
  • Animal health application
  • Fencing
  • Water Maintenance( have not worked with pivots before thou)
  • Accessing a problem/ issue and thinking of solutions
  • Carpentry skills, practical for the farm
  • ATV handling
  • Horsemanship ( have my own horse and tack for work )
  • Can work in a team or by my self



Harry Brenssell

Landline: 03 4466552


Hugo Pitts

Landline: 03 5757375

Work Experience

Casual shepherd/ Contractor
Dec 2020 - Oct 2021 Self employed

Working around the Marlborough district as a casual shepherd along with contractor work doing wilding pines. Currently obtaining a license to sell wild game for human consumption to Premium Game.

Junior stock manager
Oct 2018 - Dec 2020 Te Rapa


 October 2018- December 2020

       Position: Junior Stock manager

I am responsible for stock shifts, animal health application, farm maintenance of fences and water supply. Along with this, responsible for keeping correct tallies and records of stock classes, checking NAIT tags for cattle before being sent to the works, prepping the woolshed for crutching and shearing and general day to day jobs. Along with machinery work when possible.

The property is 2500 acres of steep coastal/ high county, stocked with 2400 M/A half-bred ewes, 550 replacement ewe hogget’s and 600-800 trade cattle to be finished and sent to the works when desired weights and conditioning is met. (Numbers vary from time of year and current market price at the time) along with working at a small lease block in Ward where we run an average of 70 cattle, from freshly weaned calves to R2- R3 cattle ready for the truck.

General shepherd transitioning into Head shepherd
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018 Camden Station/ The Jorden


Camden Station consisted of 3750 SU. 2500 M/A merino ewes, 1000 M/A merino wethers and 50 M/A angus cows. Along with 500 replacement ewe hogget’s and 250 replacement wether hogget’s that grazed in vineyards till being brought back to Camden Station once the cull’s had been sent away to the works.

My position there was as a shepherd general, consisting of putting in fence lines, day to day fencing repairs and maintenance around the rest of the farm, scrub control, and along with stock work.


The Jordan consisted of 3075 SU. 2000 M/A Merino ewes, 700 M/A merino wethers and 75 M/A angus cows. Along with 1000 merino ewe hogget’s and wether hogget’s that grazed in the vineyards till the culls had been sent to the works.

My position there transitioned from shepherd general to head shepherd. The change of position consisted of all the jobs as listed above, along with planning stock shifts with the assistance of my employer. Planning day to day jobs for the other shepherd and myself.

Casual Shepherd
Aug 2016 - Aug 2017 Self Employed


Working as a casual shepherd around the region. 

Junior Shepherd
Dec 2015 - Aug 2016 Whitecoomb Farm

Central Otago

My position here consisted of doing day to day jobs depending on the time of year, and from what senior shepherds or my employers told me to do.  Fencing, Stock shifts, general livestock health treatments etc.

Junior shepherd
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015 Bluff Station


My position here consisted of doing day to day jobs depending on the time of year, and from what senior shepherds or my employers told me to do.  Fencing, Stock shifts, general livestock health treatments ect.


Jan 2014 - Nov 2014 Cromwell Polytech