21 September 1998
TB testing ‘forces closure of cheesemaker’

ONE of Scotlands best-known independent cheesemakers is closing his business because he can no longer cope with “intolerable” Government regulations.

John Curtis has sold his herd of Jersey cows at his farm at Bonchester Bridge, Roxburghshire. He told customers his remaining stock of cheeses is the last.

Mr Curtis said he decided to end production when new regulations increased the testing of his herd for tuberculosis from once a year to four times a year.

  • The Times 21/09/98 page 8 (News in Brief)