The Livestock Field Station, which is managed by the Department of Animal Science, is located in Mawelawatta, Uda Peradeniya about 2 Km away from Peradeniya.
Though the livestock farm facilities were initiated at the department in 1968, such were limited to the poultry and a hatchery located at the Department of Animal Science premises and a swine unit located at Uda-Peradeniya. Subsequently, in 1968/69, 46 acres were allocated to the department from the Dodangolla farm to establish a full-fledged Livestock Farm and it was completed in 1971. Farm facilities provided in Dodangolla, 16 miles away from the department were difficult to be utilizes for intended purposes of teaching undergraduates. Hence, in 1979 development activities were initiated in the university at Uda-Peradeniya.