- news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Our Editors

5M Publishing employs a well respected and highly motivated editorial team to keep and our other publications buzzing with the latest industry news, events and technical information. The team is made up of:

Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell - Editor

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 with a degree in Biology, and after that I continued working in plant science research at the university. My interest in agriculture is fuelled by my farming family background. I am now working mainly on ThePoultrySite as well as assisting with the various other sites.

Carla  Wright - Editor

Carla Wright - Editor

Carla, with a B.A. from Wheaton College, has always had an interest in food and food production.  She credits her family:  Her grandfather was a butcher and her father was a chef.  Although she has worked in social service, and as a day camp director, she is now focusing on the agricultural industry.  She enjoys all aspects of the ag industry including visiting hatcheries, egg production farms, pig farms and reporting from animal conferences and expos throughout the U.S. and Latin America.  She joined 5m in 2010 and assists Senior Editor Chris Wright.

Laura Elliot - Editorial Consultant

Laura Elliot - Editorial Consultant

Laura joined 5M publishing in March 2015 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an MA in Broadcast Journalism. As Editorial Consultant she manages the database of freelancers across all sites, and works with the rest of the Editorial Team to schedule regular news content and features.

Lucy Towers - Editor

Lucy Towers - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.

Michael Priestley - Editor

Michael Priestley - Editor

Michael joined 5m Publishing in October 2012 as editor of the TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite. He studied English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield before graduating with his Postgraduate diploma in Land Management at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. Michael grew up in North Yorkshire, England and worked on local livestock farms in his youth.

Nuria Martinez Herraez - Editor

Nuria Martínez Herráez - Editor

Nuria was born and raised in Spain. She graduated in BA Translation and Interpreting at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid university in 2010. As part of her BA degree, she studied for one year in Brussels (Belgium). She is fluent in Spanish, English and French and has a high interest in extending her learning in other languages. She joined 5m Publishing in May 2011 as part of our editorial team, primarily working on our Spanish site,, as an editor and translator. She has already attended several events relevant to the poultry industry.

Supporting the Editorial Team

The following staff work closely with our editors helping to deliver our daily news, technical articles and other content in a professional and timely manner.
Rachel Ralte - Junior Editor, Pig and Poultry
Pauline Tams - Senior Editorial Assistant
Wen Peng - Editorial Assistant (China)
Hongqin Jiang - Editorial Assistant (China)
Nick Morton - Editorial Assistant (Technical)
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Contacting our Team

You can contact any of the team by email. The email format is

Submitting Your Content

If you would like to submit a news release or technical article for consideration by our editorial team please call +44 1234 818180 and we will advise which email address you should send the information to. We do not publish this address to minimise spam.

If you would like to submit an event listing please do so here.

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