This farm was managed by the Department of Agriculture and later by the Department of Animal Production & Health. In the year 1992, the Farm was taken over by the National Livestock Development Board. At the time of being taken over the Farm maintained Holstein Friesian and Short Horn Cross Bred Herd to produce milk and to issue breeding materials to the Farmers of the Country.
Under the importation of dairy cattle in 2013, the farm was modified and allocated 247 nos of dairy cattle in the breeds of Friesian and Jersey – Friesian crosses imported from Australia.
The Farm is situated in the Central Province in Nuwara-Eliya District at an altitude of 1676m. The pH of the soil varies from 4.5 to 5.5. The average rainfall varies from 2500mm to 3800mm, and over 200 to 250 rainy days. The monthly mean temperature is between 18ºC. to 28ºC. And the minimum temperature varies from 8ºC. To 15ºC. Night frost is common in February and March. Humidity is 75%-85% and from May till September severe storm wind and misty weather can be expected.
• To maintain a modern dairy.
• To maintain a pure line Friesian and Friesian x Jersey crossed bred cattle and issue breeding materials to the dairy farmers.
• To conduct Dairy Management Training Programmes.
• Providing facilities for in-plant training to the undergraduates / Diploma Holders.