Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 25, 2016
Feb. 08, 2017
Jun. 26, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 25, 2016    
Entity Registrant Name PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0000802481    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-25    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   248,370,044  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,473,125,099
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes