Meatstock is a two day meat and music festival event that has made the jump across the ditch from Australia, and thank goodness it has!  The blending of some stunning live musical acts with generous helpings of craft beer and delicious barbequed meat is an inspired idea for a festival.

Over a balmy February weekend, the Auckland showgrounds were packed with thousands of interesting carnivore characters, who provided as much to feast your eyes on as the varieties of meat on offer.

A highlight of the event was the barbeque workshops and classes. Arguably the most popular being that of ‘Big Moe Cason’ from Ponderosa BBQ – the legend of barbequed meat made famous by not only his award winning mad cooking skills but also for appearing on hit TV show BBQ Pit Masters.

Proudly sponsored by our very own AngusPure® beef, the event was a sell out! AngusPure® partner Guy Sargent was a judge for the barbecue wars, in which Kelly and Tim Brittain were competing as Storth Oaks Smokers and finished up in the top ten of a field of thirty six teams.

AngusPure was also proud to sponsor Peter Tuapawa, who was placed 3rd in Butcher Wars section. He's off to Australia to compete against he best of the best.

Paul Barris was on site with the new AngusPure food truck, which had long queues and hundreds of satisfied customers. 

Visitors included Phil Ashton of Wilson Hellaby, Dean Fitness of Chef’s Choice, Hamish Williams of Turihaua, Roger and Susan Hayward of Twin Oaks and even the odd stock agent, to name but a few.

All those who attended were sure to have been grateful for taking along an empty stomach… Keep an eye out for tickets to Meatstock 2018, it’s sure to get you salivating!


Tim Brittain part way through the Barbeque Wars, competing as the Storth Oaks Smokers.


Peter Tuapawa was proudly sponsored by AngusPure and was placed 3rd in Butcher Wars section.

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