Before there were supermarkets and chain stores with a butchery in every store, there was the good old fashioned butchery in your local neighbourhood. It had a completely kitted facility, or so it was thought back then.
It did have everything that was considered necessary back then, but we are now living in the modern age and there is more butchery equipment available for the efficient running of the butchery. In addition, there have been marvellous upgrades to many of the essential butchery products. All of these products give the butcher a great advantage because it can improve their efficiency.
Bandsaws are designed and manufactured to be both ergonomic and efficient. They have more power than before. Plus the blades are sharper and stronger. Modern bandsaws can cut through the toughest meat (and bone) with ease. This dramatically increases productivity which leads to improved customer satisfaction. These days, no one wants to wait long for anything anymore, so if you can improve the time spent on cutting meat, you could increase the number of customers that visit your butchery.
A butcher that makes their own mince and sausages has more control over what goes into these meats. Mincers are designed to quickly and consistently mince the meat that you feed into this machine. A sausage filler also prepares sausages fast and efficiently. With both of these machines you can add herbs and spices to flavour the mince or sausage and make it unique to your establishment. Be creative with the flavours and encourage your customers to try it. If you have a good recipe, they will return for more.
Keeping the meat fresh is always the main concern for any butcher. A vacuum pack machine is a great way to seal the meat, sausages or mince in an airtight packet. This will allow the customer to take home fresh meat or they can store it in the freezer if they prefer.
It might be worth upgrading your butchery so that you can grow your customer base. It could be challenging to get all the butchery equipment at one time, but you can be creative and prepare a little strategy to get everything you want. Make a list of everything you want to get and set a budget then sign up to catering supplier newsletters and look out for catering equipment sales. This will give you more control over your butchery because you will be more organised.