Leachman Cattle Co
Yellowstone County District Judge Susan Watters has upheld James Leachman’s jury conviction on five counts of abusing his horses.
During the sixth day of his horse abuse trial on Monday, Billings livestock breeder James Leachman testified the plastic leg bands he used to identify his horses were “never too tight” and said he would use them again.
A nationally recognized horse specialist testified Wednesday at James Leachman’s animal abuse trial that unbreakable plastic identification bands should not be used on horses, especially those running loose on the range.
A jury was selected Monday during the opening day of trial for James Leachman of Billings, who is charged with abusing five horses on a ranch he once owned on the Crow Reservation.
Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez agreed Wednesday to hand over the misdemeanor animal cruelty case against James Leachman to another judge.
Yellowstone County Justice Court Judge Pedro Hernandez accepted rancher James Leachman’s not guilty plea Wednesday to an eighth primary count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
Photos from the Leachman horse auction on Sunday.
The two-day sale of 829 horses that the Bureau of Indian Affairs confiscated for trespassing on crow Tribal land started on time and the plenty of buyers from as far away as Virginia paid $25 for a bidder's card.
As the first glimpses of green grass pushed through the winter range, a yellow barn on the former Leachman Cattle Co. ranch 16 miles east of Billings was packed with whinnying and stomping horses, clanging gates, the buzz of a trio of electric razors and the acrid odor of fresh manure.
Shana Ten Bear, Carrie Hugs and Paulette Falls Down prepare neck bands to be put around 820 horses that will be sold at a ranch east of Billings this weekend.
In a colorful roundup on Monday morning, about 50 Crow horsemen spent the day gathering about 700 horses in bands of 80 to 200 and driving them through a gap in the rimrocks toward their last home before they are sold.
A nonprofit organization based in Colorado, the American Humane Association, donated $20,000 on Monday toward caring for as many as 700 of the James Leachman horses on private and Crow Reservation land east of Billings.
Billings Flying Service airlifted about 20 tons of hay, one round bale at a time, Thursday morning to hundreds of hungry horses on a ranch east of Billings along Highway 87E.
Billings Flying Service has donated use of a helicopter to airlift hay Thursday morning to some of the more isolated horses at the former Leachman Cattle Co. Home Place ranch east of Billings.
The owners of Valley M Ranch in Red Lodge drove two pickup trucks with trailers loaded with 10 tons of hay from the Beartooth Mountains to the former Leachman Cattle Co. Home Place ranch Tuesday, giving some of the hungry horses east of Billings their first good meal in weeks.
The owners of Valley M Ranch in Red Lodge drove two pickup trucks pulling 10 ton of hay out to the former Leachman Cattle Co. ranch east of Billings Tuesday, giving hungry horses their first good meal in weeks.
Hay is on the way to the hundreds of hungry horses on the former Leachman Cattle Co. Home Place ranch east of Billings.
Before each horse sale, Jim Leachman published lush color catalogs showing gorgeous horses roaming grass-rich country. In the September 2007 catalog said he said had more than 900 horses and said, "Believe it or not, my mares are even better than my cows were at their peak!"
The Yellowstone County Attorney's Office on Friday filed five primary misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and five alternative counts against James H. Leachman of Billings.
James H. Leachman grew up in the livestock business, tutored under his family's world-famous Ankony Angus operation working from Virginia to South Dakota.
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