It’s a lot of hard work running a farm and everyone has to pull their weight. Even our cats have an essential job that’s important to our farm’s success. In addition to keeping our other farm animals company, our barn cats are amazing exterminators. They eat rodents like rats and mice that could consume or contaminate crops that have been stored to be sold or eaten later on. They also keep the bug population down. If you live on a farm or homestead, you have bugs. It comes with the territory. Cats are great at hunting those creepy crawlies down and gobbling them up!