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By Kevin Hardy
The Des Moines Register 

Iowa student's invention helps pigs avoid getting squished


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The story of how an Iowa college student came to invent life-saving wearable technology for pigs sounds a bit like an infomercial.

Matthew Rooda was working in a massive swine-raising operation while going to school and grew increasingly frustrated with how many piglets were being crushed to death by unwitting sows, The Des Moines Register ( ) reported.

His frustration boiled over one day when he walked into a farrowing barn and found one sow had crushed eight of her newborn piglets.

Crushing is a recurring challenge for pork producers, an od...

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