In Japan and Western countries, the number of livestock per farm tends to be large as animal husbandry is accumulated to large-scale farmers. It leads needs in developing technology to manage livestock by a small number of people. Aiming on the establishment of a labor saving and precise farming system, IoT (Internet of Things) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are utilized to develop technology for smart livestock management and various techniques have been developed including dairy farming automation and diseases detection through "visualization" of livestock health condition realized by sensor technology. To be more specific, milking robots, activities sensors, body surface temperature sensors, lumen sensors, etc. have been developed in Japan so far. We invite domestic and foreign researchers to this symposium and introduce the current state of technology development related to smart livestock management including advanced technologies in Western countries and then discuss prospects in order to contribute to the spread of smart livestock technology suitable for the Asia-Pacific region.
3. Major Findings and Recommendations