About Holstein International


Jan Bierma and Han Hopman founded Holstein International in 1994. There was lots of demand for an international magazine for the dairy breeding industry featuring relevant information and professional photos, and the expertise and ambitions of the two founders made for a perfect match.

Since 1994 Holstein International has expanded from 4 employees, 3 languages, and about 1,000 subscribers to 18 employees, 7 freelance workers, 6 languages, and more than 33,000 readers. The entire production process (except for printing and distribution) is carried out from the head office at Stiens, in the Dutch province of Friesland.


Supplying unbiased information – worldwide accessible – to our readers, to enable them to improve their knowledge and the quality of their work within the Holstein industry.


'The HI is a must read magazine I look forward to coming in the mail every month. It seems to be getting better and better. Keep up the good work. Thanks.'

Doug Wolte, Ovaltop Holsteins, NY (USA)

'Holstein International is my favorite publication. The day it comes I read it from cover to cover, even if it takes till 1 AM!'

Charles J. Patrick, Tennessee (USA)