Our Mission

SwineTech is dedicated to improving these three pillars of the Pork industry.

Animal Welfare

Reduce sow and piglet mortality rates. The SmartGuard device has monitored and protected over one million piglets thus far.


Increase the productivity of the pork industry. SmartGuard users have seen a 66% reduction in piglet crushing in the first three days.


Reduce the pork industry’s carbon footprint. SmartGuards efficient heat lamp controls reduce the amount of electricity your farm uses.

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 tell the sow to stand up.


  • Staff Support
  • Lay-on Prevention
  • Automated Pen Heating
  • Water Proof
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SmartGuard Plus®

  • Real-time Monitoring
  • Biometric Analysis
  • Custom Dashboard
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Our Story

Matthew Rooda, SwineTech co-founder and CEO, grew up in a family of pork producers and quickly learned the value of a good work ethic and a positive outlook on life. Through daily chores and everyday obstacles, Rooda was able Read more…


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

Give us a ring

(319) 200-6595
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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