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Young man in Addison thinks big when it comes to pigs

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Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Ethan Gevry last spring stands among some of the hogs he raises at his Champlain Valley Farms in Addison. A natural-born entrepreneur, Gevry started raising livestock when he was 11 years old. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

ADDISON — Ethan Gevry is scratching a big tan and pink hog behind the ears — one of the more than 800 or so grunting, squealing, snoozing, eating porkers being raised in the barn Gevry’s outfitted for his hog operation in Addison.

“I like pigs, and I love farming,” says Gevry.

He certainly does. At age 20, Gevry is Vermont’s largest hog producer.

According to Gevry, he raises close to 2,500 hogs a year, almost all of which he sells to Black River Meats in North Springfield.

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