Kerry had the second highest uptake of an EU scheme aiming to combat volatility in the dairy market.
711 farmers in the county applied for the EU Milk Reduction Supply Scheme.
This is second to Cork where 1,153 farmers applied.
The scheme worth 150 million euro was offered to farmers across the EU and offers compensation to those who pledge to cut back on the amount of milk they supply to the market between October and December.
In total 4,447 farmers in Ireland applied for the scheme.