30th June 2017
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)

Several teams of guns on the shoot have expressed concern with the continued reports of the likelihood of a recurrence of bird flu.

Several teams of guns on the shoot have expressed concern with the continued reports of the likelihood of a recurrence of bird flu and the thought has never been far from our minds as well. Whilst our bio-security measures follow all the latest DEFRA guidance the concern is that local chicken flocks, even small domestic ones, may catch bird flu which could result in shooting being cancelled by order of DEFRA in nearby shoots.

That’s why we were delighted when, Yorkshire based, Shoot Protect started to offer insurance cover for teams of guns at very reasonable rates. Shoot Protect can be contacted through.


28th June 2017
Super Sales at Sedgemoor

Our first sale of bullocks at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre this month, saw some tremendous results for our Mornacott herd.

Our first sale of bullocks at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre this month, saw some tremendous results for our Mornacott herd.  Two of our stores made a very respectable £1205 and in the stirks category, described as a smart consignment from Mornacott, we made second price.  With cattle being drawn from all over the South of England and Wales, the fruits of our team’s breeding and nutrition programme is certainly starting to reap encouraging rewards.

 


25th May 2017
Mornacott goes virtual

 In an age of continuous new breakthroughs in technology, here at Mornacott we've jumped into the 3D virtual world.

In an age of continuous new breakthroughs in technology, here at Mornacott we've jumped into the 3D virtual world. With the very professional assistance of ACT Studios, all our holiday cottages can now be viewed in a 3D Virtual Tour. We hope you like them!

Orchard Cottage https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=xu5pd2yGdXz&qs=1

The Old Stables https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=9MK1QSmVrEQ&qs=1

Barn Cottage https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=US1BkHnUJcS&qs=1


18th May 2017
The road to Mornacott ......

 Just a little over one year ago we had a rant in this section about the potholes that were causing havoc along the lane to Mornacott.

Just a little over one year ago we had a rant in this section about the potholes that were causing havoc along the lane to Mornacott.  Finally, after years of patch repairs, we are delighted to say that the journey to and from Mornacott and the North Devon Link Road will now be a smooth one as the Council has blessed us with funding and is now undertaking proper resurfacing!  We're pretty sure that this will be greatly appreciated by all of our Mornacott guests.


21st April 2017
Third win for the Mornacott team at the Exmoor Keeper's Challenge

The end of March sees the annual Exmoor Keeper's Challenge which was held this year at Milton's Estate just outside Dulverton. 

The end of March sees the annual Exmoor Keeper's Challenge which was held this year at Milton's Estate just outside Dulverton.  Charles Owen, our Estate Manager, and Toby Penton, our Gamekeeper once again teamed up with the Portledge Estate to represent Mornacott for the fourth year running.

The competition was fierce, and the team were delighted, if somewhat suprised as they were announced as the winners with a 10 point lead over the other teams bringing their total wins in the last four years to three.

The Mornacott team would like to thank the hosts for a great day with great company and what was a great event.


23rd March 2017
This little piggy came from market

This weekend saw the arrival of our newest batch of pigs named (from left to right) Guinevere, Galahad, Lancelot, Percival, Arthur and Merlin.

This weekend saw the arrival of our newest batch of pigs names (from left to right) Guinevere, Galahad, Lancelot, Percival, Arthur and Merlin.  At only 8 weeks old they're all growing well and are looking forward to meeting the first of our new holiday guest arrivals this weekend.

The pigs are a Pietrain cross and it's anticipated that they'll all be fully grown by the end of the summer holiday season.

For such young weaners they're already pretty boisterous and full of character.



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