The History of Jyga Technologies

Jyga technologies is not just an equipment manufacturing company, but a family who goes through what you go through… everyday!

Farm of the first generation

1st generation

In 1963, Mr. Euclide Lefebvre, who was a mechanic, moved to the small town of St-Lambert-de-Lauzon, in the Quebec City area. That’s where he decided to raise his kids.

He bought a small piece of land with intentions to have his own mechanic shop, but everything turned out pretty different. He started his farm instead, owned and operated with his wife, Madeleine Gagné. That was the beginning of Aldo farm. The 2 youngest of their kids, Donald and Alain, were really interested in farm work. Another son, Nelson, was mainly involved in the garage work with his father.

2nd generation

In 1988, Mr Lefebvre sold the farm to his two sons, Alain and Donald. With the strong minds of entrepreneurs, Alain and Donald wanted to achieve even more. They wanted a feeding system that would solve some of their own farm problems. Working everyday in the farm, they realized that feeding the pigs is a recurrent job that needs precision. And that’s where Jyga Technologies came in!

In 1994, Jyga’s systems, named Gestal, offered possibilities to optimize the productivity of each sow. In 2004, the Lefebvre brothers bought Jyga Technologies and, true to their expertise, they launched and marketed the first computerized swine feeding system in the world. It is not surprising to see this company being distinguished from the others by the diversity of its products.

In 2013, less than 30 years later, after buying 3 existing sites and building 2 others, the two brothers were the owners of a 2200 sow farm with about 2500 acres of crops.  As very hard workers, they were able to expand Jyga Technologies to a worldwide company, with a first international office in Germany.

3rd generation

The Lefebvre’s family values aren’t going anywhere, since Alain’s and Donald’s children will assure the continuity of the company. In fact, since 2014, Roxanne Lefebvre, Donald’s oldest daughter, works as a full-time administrator.

In 2015, one year after the third generation joined the business, another step was taken as they decided to move to a bigger plant to accomodate the company’s growth.


Since 2018, the company has grown quickly. The number of employees worldwide reached more than 50, and a second international office was opened in the USA.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jyga in 2019, the Lefebvre family launched Robust, a new equipment line, and will move again into a bigger plant.

Strong in both producer experience and expertise, Jyga Technologies’ team keep the company always one step ahead in the swine field!