Son of the Irish bred “Aghafad Hope” tops Carlisle

McCaldrick McIntoish

Pictured above is McCaldrick McIntoish, the supreme, male and junior champion at Carlisle last weekend. Bred and exhibited by Sean and Martina O’Kane, Dunloy, Co Antrim, the 15-month-old McIntoish is the very first calf to be bred by the O’Kane family. He is sired by the 16,000 gns Royal Welsh reserve male champion, Anside Foreman and out of the Irish-born, Aghafad Hope. Hope who is a daughter of Nelson, was bred by County Monaghan breeder, Edward Walshe before being purchased by the O’Kane’s. McIntoish went on to top the sale at 12,000gns, selling to Highfields Park Farm, Hartfield, East Sussex.