His animals may be put out to pasture a couple of weeks late if temperatures continue to stay below average, Lyden said.
He may also lose some grass that he’s seeded, he said
“If that seedling gets up there and gets a hard frost on that,” he said. “I could lose that.”
Lyden’s son TJ works as a supplier for farmers at the Heritage Cooperative in West Mansflield.
“They’re going to wait for the soil temperature to warm up around 50 degrees,” TJ Lyden said.
His customers haven’t been impacted by the cold weather, he said, but are cautious of rain extending into May.
“Another two weeks and people are going to start getting a little nervous,” Tom Lyden said.
Lyden wants to start planting around the end of April, beginning of May, he said.
“There’s plenty of time for that to happen,” he said.
Most of TJ Lyden’s customers won’t plan to start planting until then as well, he said.
“As long as they can get some corn in by the middle of May usually we’ve still got chance for maximum yields,” he said.