I have sold meat out of the back of a truck for decades.
It is an honorable profession and there is no reason to "buy into any distributorship".
That is literally throwing money away, throwing it out the window. You might as well light your cash with a match.
Get a pick-up, get a freezer, and the most important thing you need to find is a USDA Federally inspected butcher house. Without the USDA stamp you can't legally cross state borders.
Actually the most important thing is to buy quality meat that your customers will buy again.
It's much easier to sell quality food because your customers will purchase from you every time you see them provided they have the money and a need for what you are selling them
I don't sell cases, I sell individual boxes of meat, pork, chicken, and seafood.
Selling cases of meat with several selections in the case is ripping people off.
The cost can vary depending on what's in the case and the quality of the meat in the case. Most is tenderized like Golden Corral. Seldom will you find anyone that will sell you quality at a discount. It's not a discount if a case costs $80 but they are asking $350.
"We have 1 case left because Joe Blow wasn't home so we will sell it to you for $300, then $200, then $125." You get the idea.
Back to the original question, NO, do not buy a distributorship. There is no advantage to using the company name as it is worthless. I have been in the business for years and I am telling you I have never heard of the company and that means neither has anyone else. So what will you be getting for your money?
Maybe I should charge someone for my 30+ years of knowledge in the business. I could be a consultant.
Tell you what, I will set you up in business, get you hooked up with a legal butcher, even tell you where to purchase everything you need to start your business.
My price will be very affordable.
I am serious.
I am not some loser on drugs like many of the meat jobbers. I know exactly where to buy the good stuff and have a 34 year proven record on how to conduct an honest meat business.
If you aren't making $200 -$300 a day selling quality items then you need to talk to me.
The best part about it?
You can see the same people/customers every 3 weeks and not see one member of the food stamp crowd ever.