5m - Publishing

We work with authors to create sustainable agriculture, animal health and welfare literature

We began 5m Publishing in 1997 with the publication of the seminal title ‘Managing Pig Health and the Treatment of Disease’. This led to the launch of our industry leading website Since then we have launched a further 15 agriculture and aquaculture websites, delivering industry relevant news direct to our customers.

The second edition of ‘Managing Pig Health’ was published in 2013 and marked the start of an expansion to the book publishing programme. This book embodies the ethical stance of 5m and the wider Benchmark group, focusing as it does on the health and welfare of the animal. We believe in a sustainable future for food production and our books reflect this.

In 2012 5m took over the Nottingham University Press list which includes a number of veterinary titles which can be viewed on  In 2014, it bought Old Pond Publishing. The Old Pond list includes DVDs and books for farming smallholders and farm and other machinery enthusiasts. It includes books on the tractors, combine harvesters, trucks and other large vehicles, in use today as well as the history of these vehicles and industries. You can find out more about Old Pond at or to view our current book catalogue please click here.