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Cover Page - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-9273  
Entity Registrant Name PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 75-1285071  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1770 Promontory Circle  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80634-9038  
Entity Address, City or Town Greeley  
Entity Address, State or Province CO  
City Area Code 970  
Local Phone Number 506-8000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, Par Value $0.01  
Trading Symbol PPC  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   249,307,521
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000802481  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-29  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2