Corey’s election worry gone

Zach RelphCountryman
Corrigin hay contractor Corey Weguelin is pleased with the Federal election result.
Camera IconCorrigin hay contractor Corey Weguelin is pleased with the Federal election result. Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper

Corrigin hay contractor Corey Weguelin endured sleepless nights in the lead-up to the May 18 Federal election.

The equation was simple: his business would survive under a Coalition government or wind-up if Bill Shorten got the keys to The Lodge.

However, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison securing an unlikely victory at the weekend, Mr Weguelin is resting easy again when he hits the hay.

“On Saturday night, I went to bed at about midnight after the election coverage had stopped and slept like a baby,” the 30-year-old said.

“It was the best night sleep I have had in a long time.”

Mr Weguelin’s business Millden Hay generates the majority of its revenue from baling straw, which is processed into pellets for sheep feed on livestock vessels.

The father of four feared he would be forced to end the contracting enterprise under a Bill Shorten-led government, with Labor firming on its intention to phase out the live export trade within five years, if elected.

Mr Weguelin said the industry now must try to promote farming’s positive practices.

“The key now is for the industry to be transparent,” he said.

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