all natural value added proteins for the dairy feed industry
Novera Protein Inc.
30 North Harrison Street
PO Box 1161
Easton, MD 21601
Tom Haschen Chairman and CEO
Ralph W. Briggs COO
Robert Patterson VP of Nutrition
A graduate of Ohio State University, Mr. Haschen has over forty years of
experience in animal and crop agriculture both nationally and
internationally. His career has been focused on the development and
marketing of new products and concepts for global agriculture. In 1983
Mr. Haschen founded Papillon Agricultural Products . Papillon is the
recognized leader in high quality protein supplements for dairy rations
in North America.
Mr. Briggs, before coming to Novera, was Director
of Business Development for Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed, LLC. Mr. Briggs
has held a number of management positions with LOL and Purina Mills, LLC
including Director, Eastern Dairy sales; Director, Dairy Enterprise
Services; and Dairy Leader, Northeast Region. Prior to his executive
positions with Purina and Land O’ Lakes, Mr. Briggs was Vice President
of Operations – Agricultural Group for Agway Inc.
After graduating with an advanced degree from the University of Guelph
in Guelph, Ontario Mr. Patterson joined the Shur-Gain division of Canada
During his nearly twenty five years with Shur-Gain, Mr. Patterson gained
international recognition for his work in animal nutrition computer
modeling. Robert’s work lead to the development of some of the most
widely used soft ware in the animal feed industry. He eventually became
director of the General Nutrition group at Shur-Gain.
Today Bob is Director of Technical Services, for Papillon Agricultural
Company. Bob has responsibility for research and development of all of
Papillon’s products, quality control and for providing technical support
to Papillon’s sales staff. Bob is recognized as a leader in the
industry on amino acid requirements of dairy animals.