Novera Inc.


About Novera Inc

Novera Inc.

Novera, Inc. has been established to commercialize a new all vegetable bypass protein for the dairy

industry. Novera proteins are the result of over 6 years of research and development by Tom Haschen

and Bob Patterson, both  recognized leaders in dairy feed industry. Tom and Bob each have over thirty years’ experience developing and marketing protein supplements for the dairy feed industry. 

Tom Haschen founded Papillon Agricultural Company where he served as President and CEO for over thirty years. Papillon was the first to introduce the concept for balancing 10 essential amino acids in dairy rations, and remains the recognized national leader in the protein market for dairy rations. 

Bob Patterson served at the Director of Nutrition for Shur Gain in Canada for over 20 years and was the Director of Technical Services for Papillon Agricultural Company for 18 years.

Novera’s patented process provides the means to produce unique, all-vegetable protein products with

highly desirable nutritional and economic values for high production dairy animals.


Novera Protein, LLC located in Ixonia, Wisconsin, is a joint venture between Novera, Inc and Insight FS a member of Growmark Cooperative. Novera Protein is a standalone business with independent management and staff. The plant is situated on a shared site with an Insight FS grain facility.

Novera Protein uses state of the art equipment specifically designed,engineered and built exclusively for the production of Novera Protein products. To meet the high standards for quality and consistency, there are over two dozen “critical point” checks established to monitor the process start to finish. You can be assured of the same high quality and consistency ton after ton, load after load.