My second cousin, Beureguard Robichaux, from Natchitoches, LA, has
recently purchased a large cat ranch near Hermosillo, Mexico. Over
the past eight months, he has collected over 700,000 cats for
breeding stock purposes. Each cat averages about twelve kittens per
year and skins can be sold for about $0.20 for the white ones and up
to $0.40 for the black. This will give Robichaux 12,000,000 skins
per year to sell at an average of $0.32, making gross revenues of
about $4,000,000 per year, or over $10,000 per day. A good Mexican
cat man can skin about fifty cats per day at a wage of $3.15 per
day. It will take only 663 men to operate the ranch. The net profit
will be over $8200 per day.
Now the cats would be fed a diet of rats exclusively. Rats multiply
four times as fast as cats. Robichaux has purchased a small rat
ranch adjacent to the cat farm. Starting with 1,000,000 rats, we
have four rats per cat each day. The rats will be fed from the cat
carcasses that we skin. This will give each rat a quarter of a cat
I have rarely seen an operation as clean and self-supporting as
this. The cats will eat the rats and the rats will eat the cats and
cousin Robichaux will get the skins.
Let me know if you are interested in this unusual opportunity.
Incidently, Robichaux feels that in time he will be able to cross
the cats with snakes and they will skin themselves twice a year.
This will save the labor cost as well as obtaining two skins from