TERRA NutriTECH – Automated minerals feeding system for farms


Terra NutriTECH Ireland is a global leader in precision liquid delivery for farms. The main solution by the company is TERRA NutriTECH OPIS controller to provide an automatic approach to mineral feeding, eliminating manual labour and human error. TERRA NutriTECH offers a fully managed system with tailor made mineral solutions to meet the farm’s specific needs.


The automated Terra NutriTECH In Water OPIS Controller, developed earlier, should allow the addition of minerals to any cattle drinking water system. But the system had many defects before Develonica came in. So the company began searching for a reliable contractor who could make the system perfect. Develonica was hired and it became clear that the system could not meet the customer's stated functionality and would require custom development all over again.


Terra NutriTECH In Water OPIS Controller powered by Develonica is an automated mineral system used to supplement minerals through any drinking water system. The OPIS Controller is specially designed to automatically overcome variations in water consumption, ensuring precision liquid mineral supplementation for animals through water systems or TMR feeding wagons (see OPIS In Feed Controller). Mineral supplementation through water is often the most effective way to supply vital nutrition at a time it is needed most. Evaluating feed and blood mineral analysis from the farm a customised liquid mineral blend is produced. The controller system developed by Develonica has a high level of functionality:
  • Completely automated processes for feeding feed and mineral supplements to a drinking water;
  • Advanced algorithms of the system always provide precise dosing of minerals;
  • Dosing of minerals can be planned for a defined number of cattle (up to six separate mixtures).
In case a mobile app has also been developed which can be used to remotely control the mineral dosages of the drinking water feeders.


Develonica built a turnkey solution that included a web-portal, controller, and mobile application. The comprehensive approach made it possible to provide a system highly demanded in the livestock industry. Mineral supplementation through water is often the most effective way to supply vital nutrition at a time it is needed most. The electronic OPIS controller system dispenses a precise daily dose of these supplements through the water system. By more accurate and consistent application of minerals, animals receive their required daily minerals. This precision increases animal health and helps farms become more profitable, reduce waste, lower emissions, and reduce labour. Water consumption is closely monitored, and alarms are activated in the case of leaks making the system a key water conservation tool on any farm.

Develonica is the most helpful, responsive, and dedicated development firm we've ever worked with. Every time we're in need of an additional feature or modification to the solution, they are always there to help out!

Padraig Hennessy