Swine building pioneer Charles Sand dies

2012-11-19T10:40:00Z Swine building pioneer Charles Sand dies Midwest Producer
November 19, 2012 10:40 am

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Charles "Chuck" Sand Jr., a pioneer of worldwide swine production technology, died Nov. 15 at Columbus Community Hospital. He was 69.

A Platte County native, he and his wife, Carol, moved to Columbus in 1970 after establishing Sand Construction Co., later to become known as Sand Livestock Systems Inc. He was a leader of swine production technology and was one of the first companies to move swine systems into the Peoples Republic of China. He was inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame in 2000.

Chuck was an enthusiastic big-game hunter, and his travels took him to Africa, Alaska, Canada, Spain and throughout the U.S. He holds numerous world-record book game trophies.

Funeral services were held Nov. 19 in Columbus.

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