Our Latest Features

We’ve been working hard at the GESDATE office to add new features and keep the app as simple and easy to use as possible! We are excited to highlight some of these features here that have really improved the usability of the app.

Pedigree Tracking

  • We make it easy to track the pedigree of your sow and pigs right within the web portal.

Service Sire Details

  • While GESDATE is still focused on tracking sow information, you can enter information about your service sires that you use and pick them from a drop down list if you use the same service sire multiple times.

Farrowing Cards

  • You can print a farrowing card to identify sows in farrowing crates! The cards include a QR code that can easily be scanned within the mobile app and bring up the sow information quickly to update.

Calendar View

  • We created a calendar so you can quickly see which sows are coming into heat, due to confirm, due to farrow and litters to wean.

Pig Details

  • You can track individual pig detail from birth and promote gilts to your herd.


  • You can upload pictures of each sow or pig into their profile to easily view or share with others.

More Reports!

  • You asked for them and we have listened! We have added several reports to make tracking your herd easier. We have added several general reports, sales and vaccination reports for your herd.

We always enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with our customers and find ways to improve GESDATE! We are always a click away! We have more exciting features coming!

GESDATE v1.2 is awaiting approval!

WOW!! What an incredible two weeks since we first launched GESDATE. We are truly humbled by the number of downloads, positive comments, calls, texts, etc. THANK YOU!

But we feel like the most exciting parts of GESDATE are yet to come! So if you like GESDATE now just wait….it is only going to get better!

We just submitted version 1.2 of GESDATE to the Apple App store and Continue reading



New App puts your entire herd in the palm of your hand

Phoenix — Swine producers have a new choice for herd management, right in the palm of their hand, thanks to a new iPhone app called GESDATE.

Derived from the words “gestation” and “date,” GESDATE is quickly revolutionizing herd management in the swine industry.

GESDATE is a smartphone app for iPhone (iOS) that launched on August 17 as a tool to simplify the management of a herd or farm to digitally track breeding, gestation, farrowing dates, litters, vaccinations, and more.

From conception to sale or harvest day, GESDATE moves swine operations to a new tier of herd organization and management, giving producers unprecedented real-time access to farm data, and introduces a remarkable farm staff collaboration tool.

All of these features lead to time and money savings, according to GESDATE co-founder Jeff Maynard. Maynard was raised on a farm and has been active as a breeder, 4-H and FFA leader, judge and showman in the swine industry for over 30 years.

“This new smart phone app will replace spiral notebooks, white boards and antiquated software that is prevalent for recordkeeping in the industry,” says Maynard. We believe our tool will help producers work smarter by allowing GESDATE to do the work.”

Maynard partnered with technology experts and experienced app creators to develop GESDATE and the FarmSync technology included in the app. “This allows a user to share information on herds of all sizes with anyone on the farm given access,” Maynard says. “It’s taking your computer recordkeeping to the barn, truck or field — only better,” he says.

Better, insists Maynard, because GESDATE has the ability to store farm and herd data in the cloud, making management information instantly live and updated across the board.

Even if a user is away from Wi-Fi or cellular service, the app can be used seamlessly, with the FarmSync technology which allows offline use.

“When the farmer, herdsman or other user reaches Wi-Fi, the app will automatically sync and data will be available for viewing by farm management or the entire team.

“This is a real game changer for the industry and we are excited about the launch. We encourage people in the swine industry to download GESDATE and give it a try.” GESDATE will be available on the App Store on August 17, 2014. Trial app codes are offered to farm media outlets by request.


GESDATE Features-

  • Gestation calculator. Plug in the breeding date and GESDATE will do the rest
  • Track farrowing dates, heat cycles and vaccinations
  • Group swine herd by: bred, farrowed and open
  • Sow tracking: past litters, vaccinations, heat cycles and notes
  • Pig tracking: health/vaccinations, buyer info, price, show stats and pictures

What GESDATE does:

  • Allows user to share and sync data with herdsman, with family or the entire farm
  • Manage, store, share, and back up critical information about the herd
  • Track and view breeding details of heat dates, lineage, medical care, and other critical day-to-day data

Who needs this app:

  • Purebred, Show, Seedstock, Heritage and Commercial Producers

Start using GESDATE on 8/17/14:

Product website:

Download: iTunes App Store

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch (coming soon for Android)

Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later