My friend that owned these extremely successful sausage outlets would wholeheartedly agree with Mitchamus comments about raw material cost and also static costs.
I do know that he finished up going to the catlle sales every 14 days and bought on the hoof what he thought was the best cattle for him.
He also had a private supplier of pork and sometimes cattle and deer.
To be competitive, you have to do like Coles and Woollies.
Cut out the middle men, sometimes there are more than one.
One thing is of the utmost importance, quality every time!!!!!!!!!!!.
Don't go selling into supermarkets, they will only screw you and make you
a nerve wreck and a bankrupt.
If you want to contact my friend just email me first. email@example.com
My friend could even suggest to you what are the most popular sellers and recipes.
It's up to you.