Every Homestead needs a couple of barn cats to keep away the field mice and other little critters that can get in your grain bins, and chew up anything that might serve as food or materials for their nests. These little critters can do some serious damage.
You donít want a cat that has been someoneís pet in a house. You will want what is referred to as a Feral Cat. These types of cat are mostly wild and you probably wonít see them much, but they are usually around somewhere doing their job.
Check out these links and they will tell you what you need in a Feral Cat.