Sumary of Argentines cry over waning cattle market:
- It’s an age-old tradition at the Buenos Aires cattle market that dates back to 1889 when the southern Mataderos neighborhood was still fields.
- But a page is turning as by the end of the year, the 33-hectare Liniers cattle market will leave Buenos Aires for a new, modern installation 60 kilometers (40 miles) away in Canuelas.
- The presence of the market in the center of Buenos Aires has become an environmental problem due to animal feces polluting water sources, as well as traffic congestion, generated by huge trucks transporting cattle into the town.
- “Agustin Lalor inherited from his father a job auctioning cattle to the cold storage companies that transport the beasts to abattoirs.