Dayagama Farm was a part of Bopaththalawa Farm and in the year 1968, it was separate to function independently. The farm used to maintain Pure Bred Jersey Cattle to produce milk and breeding materials for country. This farm was managed by the Department of agriculture and later by the Department of Animal Production & Health. In 1992, the Farm was handed over to the National Livestock Development Board. .
The Farm is situated in the Central Province in Nuwara-Eliya District, at an altitude of 1676m. The average rainfall varies from 1500mm, to 1700mm; and over 100 to 150 rainy days. The monthly mean temperature varies between 18�C to 26�C. Night frost is common in January and February. Humidity 75% to 85% and from May till September severe storm, wind and misty weather can be expected. The soil type is red clay to black cotton clay soil with fair amount of organic matter in the top soil. The pH Range is rather low 4.0 to 5.0 mostly acidic