Our Mission

SwineTech® strives to be the eyes and ears for pork producers, enabling them to offer an exceptional quality of life for the pigs in their care. We accomplish this by crafting novel technologies that minimize labor, energy use, and sow and piglet mortalities. SwineTech® is relentlessly determined to improve these three pillars of the Modern Pork Industry.

Animal Welfare

Reduce sow and piglet mortality rates. The SmartGuard device has been tested by Kansas State University and proven to be safe and effective.


Increase the productivity of the pork industry. SmartGuard users have seen an impressive 25.3% reduction in piglet mortalities.


Reduce the pork industry’s carbon footprint. SmartGuard's environmental and behavioral controls can minimize energy use, as well as water and feed waste.

Each SmartGuard Protects 14 Litters per Month.

Our autonomous device detects when a piglet is in distress by analyzing the waveforms and frequency of each piglet's squeal, each sow's behavior, and the surrounding environment. In the moment of a crushing event, the SmartGuard® monitor communicates to the SmartGuard® wearable to encourage the sow to move.


  • Portable Design
  • Lay-on Prevention
  • Automated Pen Heating
  • Water Resistant
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SmartGuard Plus®

  • Real-time Monitoring
  • Biometric Analysis
  • Custom Dashboard
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Here are some of our accomplishments.


Eat-It Category

"Their work on SmartGuard earned the pair the 2017 $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the “Eat it” category."



2019 Innovation Icon Award

"Winners of the THRIVE Midwest Challenge and recipients of the 2019 THRIVE-Forbes Innovation Icon Award at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis."

Cupid's Cup

Cupid's Cup

SwineTech Takes Top Prize

"A product that helps farmers prevent piglets from being accidentally crushed to death in the pen by mother sows."

Get in Touch

We'd like to hear from you!

Find us at the office

230 2nd St SE Suite 302
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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(641) 670-0774
Mon - Fri, 8:00-22:00

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About Us

SwineTech, Inc. is an award-winning technology company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa whose innovations such as SmartGuard bridge the gap between producers and pigs through artificial intelligence and sensor-based technologies.


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