Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 30, 2018
Feb. 13, 2019
Jul. 01, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 30, 2018    
Entity Registrant Name PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0000802481    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-30    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Emerging Growth false    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   248,965,081  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,061,819,405
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes