Meat Promotion Wales is warning that the beef industry in Wales is under enormous threat.
It claims farmers are receiving 300 pounds less per animal than they were a year ago.
It was hoped the horsemeat scandal would encourage more retailers and consumers to buy local.
James Crichton-Smith reports.
More top news
It comes after a number of mountains in the Rhondda were hit by landslides caused by heavy and prolonged rain during Storm Dennis.
Construction of a dual carriageway was meant to take less than four years but will go on for more than six years.
Retired lecturer Gerald Corrigan, 74, was killed by a crossbow bolt after he was shot outside his cottage near Holyhead in April last year.