Major poultry processor Perdue Farms is to close its Petersburg, W.Va., deboning plant on 11 October as it moves to phase out production of its DeLuca line of refrigerated entrees. Perdue explained that the plant provides deboned chicken breast products but boneless breast prices have declined over the past few years and the forecast indicates no improvement in the market. Petersburg boneless breast production will move to other Perdue facilities, reducing transportation and logistics costs.