Literally “Market of the Lineman”, Mercado de Liniers is an expansive facility located inside the megalopolis of Buenes Aires which deal exclusively in cattle for slaughter. Fifty or so cooperatives sell cattle at the market, drawing from hundreds of ranches in the country surrounding the city of thirteen-million people. Every morning ranchers deliver thousands of head of cattle. By 10:00 AM they have all been sold and are on their way back out of the city to the slaughter houses. The auction sets the price for beef throughout the expansive and meat loving country of forty-million people and is broadcast live on several television networks. Prices even find their way onto the internet in near real time despite the markets very simple “old school” way of handling its records.