Define appropriate scales for the geographical unit areas LCOA asks
Most of the information and data presented below was gathered during two meetings with the company CEO. The company imports parent chickens from Germany and transfers them to 3 organic parents farms, all of them located in Styria. The eggs from the parent farms are then transferred to a hatchery located in Styria. The hatchery output Vilanterol trifenatate spread across 17 broiler farms located in Burgenland, Lower Austria, Carinthia and Styria. The chickens start with a weight of 0.040 kg–0.045 kg and reach an average weight of 2 kg. Fattening requires 4.9 kg of feedstuff. The feed for fattening consist of 12 components, 10 of which originate in Austria, 1 in Sweden, and 1 imported from Germany, but which may be considered to be of global origin. The seeds for feedstock production are from Austria. The feed components are cultivated in Burgenland and Lower Austria and processed in a feed mill in Burgenland. After fattening, the chickens are transferred to a slaughterhouse in Styria by lorry using containers. The chickens are stunned with carbondioxide and stabbed in the throat. Feathers, intestines, heads and feet are removed. For processing the carcass is cut up into breast, legs, wings etc. The pieces are packaged under protective gas atmosphere using stretch film, labelled and delivered to retailers. The mass lost as a result of slaughtering amounts to between 33% and 35%. Chicken breast averages 32.9% of carcass weight (commonly varying between 31.8% and 33.3%). So one third of the carcass is processed into chicken breast, while the rest is processed into purchasable co-products. No further loss in terms of waste is assumed. The packaging material originates from Austria, Germany and Italy.